Category Archives: business

IBM SolutionsConnect: Artificial Intelligence

Tweet Peter Haggar is up to speak about Watson [JJ: incidentally my favourite bit of IBM tech]. For those who don’t know, Watson is the kit that competed in the TV program Jeopardy, four and a half years ago. Haggar … Continue reading

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IBM SolutionsConnect: The API Economy

Tweet David Bell from IBM is a Master Inventor – a role which is determined by the cumulative number of patents registered. He spends the majority of his time with test lead at the IBM Hursley Laboratories. Bell notes that … Continue reading

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Why the Dallas Buyers Club Decision Sucks

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Tweet Yesterday in Australia, the Federal Court came down in favour of rights holders who can now force Internet Service Providers to hand over the identities of people who have downloaded the movie, Dallas Buyers Club.  (Let’s leave aside the … Continue reading

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The Art of Keeping Appointments

Tweet  Actually the title of this post is a bit of a misnomer.  Keeping appointments in an age of competing calendar systems is a bit of a science, but we’ll come back to that. This week I’ve had about 4 … Continue reading

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Education is more important than ever for business

Tweet  As an old educator, it’s probably unsurprising that I value education.  I may even be biased in my perspective about its importance in life.  But I suspect I’m not overestimating the importance of education for business. It’s not just … Continue reading

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Innovation is not locked up

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Tweet Much hyperbole has been present in technology and business press lately about the notion of ‘unlocking’ innovation in organisations.  From research organisations to financial news commentators, to Harvard bloggers, the emphasis has always been on finding a means of opening … Continue reading

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Issues for Small Business Owners

Tweet A few recent posts of mine have focused on small business.  Check them out over on the Salesforce blog. Quick and Dirty Guide to Calculating your Business’s ROI from Technology – in which I argue that there’s more to … Continue reading

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What job do you do?

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Tweet One of the problems I’ve faced recently is in describing what I do in my various business ventures. I’m a company director and a digital strategist. But I’m also a blogger, a trainer, a public speaker, a change manager, … Continue reading

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Quick update on what I’m doing

Tweet So very quickly – before I get back to blogging about stuff that’s interesting – I’m now working as a private consultant as well as co-founding one new company (which I can’t really talk about yet) and one existing … Continue reading

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The Relationship between Conversations and Business Innovation

Tweet On my recent trip to London, I spent a lot of time catching up with friends on a one-to-one basis. I find this useful because I get more time to ask questions, hear about projects, and share my experiences … Continue reading

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