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DJI Spark launches. Seize the moment!

This looks amazing. The new DJI Spark. Smaller than your average smartphone: Meet Spark, DJI’s first ever mini drone. Signature technologies, new gesture control, and unbelievable portability make your aerials more fun and intuitive than ever before. With five different colors, there’s a Spark for everyone. Casey Neistat and Marques Brownlee have already taken a […]

Blogging 365

New Year, New Start and all that…  Looking back, there’s no doubt that my blogging output has fallen away over the past few years as other forms of social contribution have risen (podcasts, Twitter, enterprise communities), and I want 2017 to be different.  I love that blog posts are the one form of created content […]

Gil Scott Heron

‘Mandate my ass!’

Not much has changed in 35 years… Full lyrics (via azlyrics): Well, the first thing I want to say is: Mandate my ass! Because it seems as though we’ve been convinced that 26% of the registered voters, not even 26% of the American people, but 26% of the registered voters form a mandate or a […]

Social Communications

My musings on Microsoft Teams

Microsoft announced Teams last week, a direct competitor to Slack, and a new component of Office 365. How does it compare to Slack, and where does this leave Microsoft, IBM and Jive?

Microsoft Surface Studio

Introducing Microsoft Surface Studio

Well this changes everything… Stunning design, brilliant innovation (love the ‘drafting table’-enabling hinges and dial), and truly pro-level performance. This or a 3-year-old Mac Pro? Not difficult to choose is it? Of course, this may all change again tomorrow. We shall see…

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Kodak announces Ektra smartphone featuring 21 megapixel f/2.0 lens

The EKTRA Smartphone announced yesterday is named and modelled after one of Kodak’s classic rangefinders. From the back it resembles a standard point-and-shoot camera, with an oversized (for phone standards) f/2.0 lens protruding from a faux black leather surface. When it comes to specifications, it has a 21 megapixel fast focus sensor, with 6-axis optical image stabilisation and 4K video capture. The device also packs an ‘industry leading’ 13-megapixel front-facing camera with Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF) and /f2.2 aperture.

Truth quote

Truth

All truth passes through three stages.

First, it is ridiculed.

Second, it is violently opposed.

Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.

#WomenNotObjects

Women Not Objects

As the married father of two daughters, this issue is being brought home to me right now… The rise of YouTube, Instagram and Snapchat as advertising media has not helped in any way – the problem just seems to get worse year-on-year. It has to stop. #WomenNotObjects

Robert Paterson - old culture has to die

The old culture has to die

Most organizations remain bound by the old rules. The power systems all use the old models. Only a handful of organizations have made the move. To make this kind of change, the old culture in the organization has to die. – Robert Paterson It’s so refreshing when I engage with an organisation that views collaboration, productivity […]

It can wait

Just a glance…

Such a powerful message from AT&T. (I’m starting to think that it might need to be illegal to have a mobile phone in view on your dash – so easy to have a phone there for calls or navigation but to be distracted by a notification. Either that or the smartphone OSs need to have […]

Harvey Mackay

Inspiring others

A mediocre person tells. A good person explains. A superior person demonstrates. A great person inspires others to see for themselves. – Harvey Mackay Thinking of this quote a lot at present when delivering strategy workshops and training sessions. There’s really no excuse for failing to always attempt to lift one’s own performance up the next […]

Silicon Valley

What if we offered you stock options?

I worked one job and when I finally quit, they had the VP bring me in to ask why. I said, “Well, if you want me to be honest, I come in here on Monday and I’m completely miserable. I have no rapport with anybody. By the end of the day I want to shoot […]

Yahoo shutters Pipes

Thank you for using Yahoo Pipes! To help focus our efforts on core Yahoo product experiences, users will no longer be able to create new Pipes starting August 30th 2015. The service will be put in read-only mode until we will discontinue Yahoo Pipes on September 30th 2015. Well that sucks big time.  Not altogether […]

Nasdaq

Nasdaq Top 10 – 1999 and now…

Some observations: The almost unbelievable resurgence of Apple is probably the biggest story. Microsoft and Intel have both lost almost 50% of their value over the past 15 years. The appearance and stellar growth of Google, Amazon and Facebook. You’ve gotta think that the acquisition of Sun Microsystems in 2009 wasn’t their greatest move (though […]

POODLE fixed within IBM Connections

A few weeks back I had blogged about the POODLE bug which had hit IBM Connections quite hard. IBM delivered a fix today ! Thank you for that IBM as we really needed this for our customers. The IBM technote for this can be found here If you need help just comment here and I […]

Use and Adoption of IBM Connections – State of the Market 4Q2014

Michael Sampson has just published the results of this year’s IBM Connections usage survey: A couple of months ago I kicked off a global survey on the use and adoption of IBM Connections. The survey garnered 58 valid responses, and the results are finally available. They are really fascinating results and statistics, and it’s going […]