Thursday, 31 January 2008

years later and still relevant.....brilliant McGlashan, brilliant.

Some people might not get this but as a massive fan of "Absolutely" I had to post it up.

It's brilliant on lots of levels not least because of the "Iraq" bit which is still very relevant today.

For more McGlashan and othere gems see

Monday, 28 January 2008

I'm intrigued

I'm intrigued by this. No it's not a crappy 80's tie, honest.
A roll up piano which you can attach via usb port.

I'm thinking summer in the park - sun, wine and a few good friends. Lucky I have a mate who's very good on the piano.

Might even get the drum kit!

Friday, 25 January 2008

so not just the digital agenices then...

We are continually discussing the skills shortage in the digital agency/agency world.

Interesting to see that we are not alone with this problem.

The 2007 Deloitte Technology Fast 500 CEO survey recently revealed the beginning of a talent crisis within the technology industry.

With the baby boomer generation reaching retiring age, international CEOs cite chronic shortages of talent as one of their greatest concerns. More than half of the companies surveyed said they plan to expand their workforce by more than 25 percent, with the vast majority wanting to grow organically, but the biggest challenge to companies is "finding, hiring and retaining qualified employees."

Many CEOs have made it their top personal challenge to develop the next generation of leaders, yet a large number express concern with national education systems. Views on off-shoring have also changed, being seen not just as a way to capitalise on cut-rate labour, but as a valuable source of talent that is not available at home.

Having been on a panel at the Deloitte Fast 500 discussing this very subject, it was extremely interesting to hear views on how to tackle this problem, many of them a lot more progressive than those normally discussed in the UK.

Thursday, 24 January 2008

irrelevant...possibly, but still.....

Ok, so my commute aint that bad, in fact it's virtually nil. However for those living a little further out of the beating heart that is London, you could, with a little practise, take this to work instead of the tube/train/bike/shanks's pony.

Not recommended on Friday's however.