Microsoft Future Decoded Tech Day, London, 12th November 2014 – A Delegate’s View

I attended Microsoft’s Future Decoded Tech Day (#FutureDecoded) at the Excel Centre, London on 12th November and thought I’d share some of my notes from the event. The day was split into morning sessions, which featured on-stage presentations in a theatre like environment and afternoon technical sessions where delegates would break out into smaller groups […]

Go Crazy

All organizations have policies, procedures and instructions that govern how work is done. Well written documentation increases organizational transparency. Even where policies and procedures are not written down they exist. Why do we need standardization? – you may ask. My answer is – Why are screw threads and heads always the same size, or why […]

iBeacons in Retail Event, Presented by Academia – The Swan at Shakespeare’s Globe, London, September 25th 2014

I attended an event in London recently, along with 50 or so other consultants, technologists and retailers, to explore the subject of iBeacons in Retail. The event was organised by Academia, a leading provider of IT equipment and services to the UK education sector. Though the ultimate purpose of the event was to allow Academia […]

Movember stats: when, who and where?

Again, short update on Movember stats. When? Two following graphs are showing when Mo-Bros were joining. First – by day: You can see that we had three waves. The first wave were the “early adopters”, joining just after the announcement. The second wave (also containing me) were the “wise people” that have consulted / negotiated the […]

How To Ruin a Meeting

We love to be all efficient at what we do, be it at work or not. We love to focus on things that bring actual value, that change reality, that make sense. We love our work to only be distracted by fuss ball game every once in a while. Well, do we? Always? Clearly, no. […]

A checklist for smooth demos

BACKGROUND In a previous post I wrote about the benefits of having various team members run demos. Now let’s talk about making these demos really smooth. The point is to identify concrete steps you can take before a demo to avoid common issues and build up your confidence. We’ve all done or seen demos where people are late, VC doesn’t […]

Movember: Who should get the iPad?

This will be a short one – just to let you know about the current statistics of the Movember. And to hypothesize who should get the iPad. To the topic, then. Current participants per Guild As you can see, not all the guilds are actively participating in the Movember. This is particulary sad that such noble guilds […]

The 3 Pillars of Willpower Boost

Whenever one wants to succeed in getting into shape, a few well known rules should be followed. First would be to warm up and stretch a bit, just to minimize the risk of injuries. Second, it’s necessary to push a bit harder each time. It’s actually quite tricky to figure the exact increase – go […]