Marissa Mayer – kicking ass since July 2012

Marissa Mayer. She’s the CEO of Yahoo! Hired last July she was charged with the responsibility of making Yahoo! a relevant organisation again. Not an easy task. Since she joined she’s made a number of seemingly controversial calls – but all of them seem to have been the right thing, despite many (many) people dumping … Read More

Attractive USB Cables

It’s not often you see the words ‘attractive’ and ‘cables’ in the same sentence … but, and my wife is going to be pleased with this, there is an alternative to the ugly cable mess of most home office set ups: an attractive mess of cables. These great looking cables from Eastern Collective remind me … Read More

All about the productivity …

Just a quick one … I’ve got stuff to do. But I’m all about the productivity at the moment and wanted to share this great anecdote from Jerry Seinfeld (via lifehacker). Software developer Brad Isaac got some great advice from Jerry Seinfeld:  … He told me to get a big wall calendar that has a whole … Read More

Notes from a brief business trip

This past week I was away for 2 days on a business trip … the kind where you leave at 4am on a Thursday, and arrive back at about midnight on the Friday. Short, intensive, rewarding and filled with travel.  I probably had about 10 hours when I was travelling in one form or another … Read More

Around the web – April 2013

In which there’s a couple of good free resources: guide to google analytics, and a beginners guide to sales, I switch email client (again), and apologise for anything I’ve ever said when I was hungry. It’s been a while since I’ve done a round up of useful or interesting things I’ve found online; still, there’s … Read More

How LinkedIn Saved My Life

Disclaimer: my life has not actually been saved by LinkedIn.  A man called Steve once saved my life by grabbing hold of me just as I was about to walk out in front of a car (thanks Steve!). A couple of months ago a server I have hosted with MediaTemple fell over.  It had been attacked … Read More

Kurt Vonnegut’s advice on writing

I love pretty much all the writing of Kurt Vonnegut; I think he was a tremendous writer who always had something interesting to say.  I stumbled across this blog post today which contains much wisdom from the man himself, as concerns writing.  Including these gems: “Every character should want something, even if it is only a … Read More

Useful SEO links from my talk in Belfast

Last night I gave a short, one hour look at the crazy world of Search Engine Optimisation to the Belfast Entrepreneurs Network.  It was a nice, informal little event that I enjoyed very much.  In the talk there were a bunch of links / resources that I brought up that I wanted to collect here … Read More