James Lyne on cybercrime (TED) – @jameslyne

Here’s a great TED talk from Sophos’s James Lyne on everyday cyber-crime. The scale and professionalism of cyber-crime is eye-popping. As is the extent to which we expose ourselves every day.

10 Pies that Pukka don't make (yet) – @PukkaPies

10 pies that Pukka Pies should create… The Drukka Pukka – especially popular in business schools The Zukka Pukka – very big with Facebook fans The Bukka Pukka – a huge seller in blues clubs across the land The Chukka Pukka – an upmarket pie, popular with polo fans The Lucka Pukka – big with […]

10 Pies that Pukka don’t make (yet) – @PukkaPies

10 pies that Pukka Pies should create… The Drukka Pukka – especially popular in business schools The Zukka Pukka – very big with Facebook fans The Bukka Pukka – a huge seller in blues clubs across the land The Chukka Pukka – an upmarket pie, popular with polo fans The Lucka Pukka – big with […]

Blackberry squashed in Windows?

Here’s an interesting piece from Computer Weekly – Are businesses turning to Windows Phone instead of BlackBerry? – suggesting that enterprises, as Blackberry continues to shrink, are being attracted to Windows Phone.  Windows Phone has a natural synergy with many enterprises’ Microsoft back-ends. Could this become a sufficiently large beach-head for Windows to capture significant share in […]

The four horsemen of Mediocrity – Seth Godin

Seth suggests: Deniability Helplessness Contempt Fear … all too familiar in organisations around the world. Read more, here.

Liberty and freedom from taxes

  Here’s a bite-sized, 15 minute programme from BBC Radio 4’s The Ideas That Make Us series on “liberty“. The word derives from ancient Greek and dates back to around 1400 BC.  In its original context, “liberty” translates as “freedom from taxes”.  Historian Bettany Hughes fills a fascinating fifteen minutes exploring how the word has evolved yet […]

Balancing things out – #Menieres, @MenieresSociety

Ménière’s disease is a pernicious, poorly understood condition with an unknown cause and no known cure.  Medically, it is: “a long term, progressive condition of the inner ear, affecting both the organs of balance and hearing.  The hallmarks of Ménière’s disease are attacks of vertigo, hearing loss, tinnitus and aural fullness.” For sufferers that can […]

Technology, jobs, education and government – The Economist

Another essential article in last week’s Economist discusses the scale of the coming impact as technology impacts the world of work as never before. Anyone interested in strategic planning and/or government policy will get value from this.  It does a great job of pulling together recognised strands: how technology is now impacting “white collar” jobs […]

Tech Startups: why, how and a new innovation paradigm?

I’m a bit slow in blogging this but last week’s Economist featured a special report on technology startups.  The report explores how the availability of cheap cloud-based building blocks from Amazon Web Services and Azure all the way up the stack have enabled a bloom of low-cost startups. Does this go as far as to […]

Our lives are one long discovery of the power of the basics

Execupundit … “We learn to be courageous by doing courageous things. We combat fear with control, reason, and perspective. For most other problems, I suspect that work, rest or indifference may be the cure. It also helps to remember to be kind to yourself. Our lives are one long discovery of the power of the basics.”

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