For the last few days I’ve been playing a new game on my phone. Nothing exciting there really, games have been on phones since Snake (Sam was a master on her old Nokia 6110). The game itself isn’t that original either, basically it’s capture the flag. So why the title? Several years ago I was… Continue reading Bleedin’ vs Leading edge
This is a great series of UK events offering fast-growth companies the chance to find senior executives and non-executives to help their company proceed to its next stage of growth. It’s a testament to the local entrepreneurship community that the first “Pitching for Management” event outside London, was in Bristol! At each event, 6 companies… Continue reading Pitching for Management
I was invited to join John Darvall on his BBC Radio Bristol show to discuss if this was a good time to start a new business? Of course it is, but then I’m an optimist like most entrepreneurs! After a bit of banter about starting up a new business, he asked me for 3 Top Tips,… Continue reading 3 Top tips for Start-ups
A number of years ago, when I was the Business Manager for Futurelab Education, we looked at a couple of projects around technology in social housing and how internet access could transform lives. I began talking to George Grant (Founder, Housing Technology) about several projects across Bristol that were refurbishing PCs and providing them to… Continue reading How smart are your houses?
Ok, minor confession; I haven’t pulled this list together. Iain Gray (CEO, Technology Strategy Board) is a passionate champion of all UK technology & innovation, and he recently tweeted a list of technology and innovation examples from Bath & Bristol. Enjoy! [Update 1: Iain’s just dm’d me to say there are plenty more to follow,… Continue reading What’s great about Bristol? Let me count the ways…
In these straightened times, its a great opportunity to review your business processes & establish the foundations for the future. Never let a crisis go to waste. Rahm Emmanuel (via WSJ) Lean means taking a fundamental look at your business & driving out waste. Some of these wastes will be obvious (work in progress, re-work,… Continue reading How do you ‘lean’ a business?
This is an age old problem for the company starting out (or indeed growing rapidly). Obviously a complete lack of top-notch people or abject poverty are both unlikely to lead to success. But where should your focus be? This recent piece from Startup Professionals Musing comes down pretty firmly on the people side of the… Continue reading Management vs Money – which is more important?
(Update – Swapped Sam’s live UStream with Michael’s recorded YouTube) This is an expansion on my Brrism talk on Systems Theory and how it can be applied to social media (systems). If you’re interested in the history of systems theory, General Systems Theory, Bertalanffy, et al, then my previous post touched on that, plus there… Continue reading Social Media Systems (3)
(Update – swapped Sam’s live UStream embed for Michael’s recorded YouTube embed) This is an expansion on my Brrism talk on Systems Theory and how it can be applied to social media (systems). There are a couple of benefits of using something like systems theory when designing a social media system, plus a couple of… Continue reading Social Media Systems (1)
Unfortunately I can’t be at this months Brrism (sorry Micheal @kobb). However, one of the topics will be around ancient scrolls of wisdom (or anything over 5 years in Internet time). Which got me thinking about what I was up to 10 years ago. At the time I was a junior PhD researcher at the… Continue reading Blast from the Past