Quote: Work Life Balance

Conundrum: I can’t imagine not giving myself fully to a job…100% of me..but if I DO, I’d never “have a life” (whatever that means.) The problem is, who’d WANT to have a job that couldn’t absorb you 100%? – Abe in Microserfs by Douglas Coupland I rarely re-read books, but this is definitely and exception. If you’ve(…)

Amanda Palmer: The art of asking

Amanda Palmer. Wow. I’ve heard about her for a few years now. I’ve seen people obsessively tweet about her, discuss her; I’ve followed her success through the interwebs. I was even at The Scottish Ruby Conference and sat in the next room while she performed to group of technical, geeky superstars from all over the globe (yes, I should(…)

Book excerpt: The Past is the Present

After falling into a coma at 17 years old, and waking up 17 years later with a fully functioning mind, Karen was asked: “…how do you feel being here now? After so long. I mean, not just what’s new and different, but what does now feel like?” Karen’s response, which resonates to today, even though the(…)

Topshop social trumps for London Fashion Week #lfw

It’s simple and makes sense: bring users what they want and do it in one space. They’ve pulled a number of different element together: Shop for the clothes, buy the songs off iTunes, take quick pics of your favourite outfits and participate while tweeting, commenting, sharing – all through one dashboard. The only thing they(…)

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