The HR manager story that’s killing you on LinkedIn
A story about a candidate that's 15 minutes late has been shared on LinkedIn 29,000 times. Yet still people share it as if it happened to them.
Tumblr has banned adult content. Is it a great business decision?
Tumblr has banned adult content. A disaster for some minority communities, it could prove a profitable long-term move for the Social Media business.
Influencer media kit: an experiment in graphic design
An experiment with Affinity Designer to create a media kit for an influencer. Includes a step-by-step walk through of the graphic design process.
China’s innovation economy has warnings and lessons for The West
The Chinese economy has matured from me-too to a leader in innovation. How did this rapid change come about and what lessons can Huawei and others teach us?
Japan is hiding a cashless society of its own
Japan has a unique form of cashless society that seems to go unnoticed. Maybe the ubiquitous IC card could be the answer to the UK's financial woes.
When football trashes your social media marketing
For about a month a bunch of sportsmen representing their nation have kicked a ball around in Russia. During this time excitement in the UK reached near fever-pitch levels with much talk of “three lions” and things “coming home”. Social media and news apps were awash with names of footballers and strange codes that told […]
Why “The right to be forgotten” is a massive headache for everyone
From 25th May 2018, EU Citizens will have the right to tell companies to erase their personal data and it has to be deleted. This is the so-called “right to be forgotten” and it will empower people to have past mistakes and problems removed whether they were a customer or employee. At least this is […]
Freelancers need to learn the right lessons from Kirsty Lang
My initial reaction to Kirsty Lang’s tale of her treatment at the hands of the BBC touched a nerve. I was saddened to hear of her cancer and how the Beeb “made” her work during her recovery. Surely not a humane thing to do. As the story revealed itself my attitude changed. Of course I empathised with […]
Why your Fiverr marketing isn’t working
Fiverr is often billed as a good place to start a freelance business. Sadly, it's a race to the bottom with cheap and rubbish dominating the feeds
Learning is the most important business skill I have
Being taught how to learn has given me the most important professional skill I have. I can quickly understand different professionals, making more effective