Operating Principles: what rules do you operate by?

What is it that I have learnt working in digital for over 20 years? What are the things in my career which have made the most impact on myself & those who have worked with me over that time? I regularly get asked to provide insight, guidance & direction on how to approach customer, business … Continue reading Operating Principles: what rules do you operate by?

Google’s growing problem: 50% of people do zero searches per day on mobile

Originally posted on The Overspill: when there's more that I want to say:
Amit Singhal in 2011 showing a comparison of search volumes from mobile and “early desktop years”. Photo by Niall Kennedy on Flickr. Amit Singhal, Google’s head of search, let slip a couple of interesting statistics at the Re/Code conference – none…

The future power of newsrooms is in understanding the platform world

I have bumped into this ‘challenge’ over & over again throughout my 20+ year career in digital media. What platform are we creating our content for? How do we make sure our process, tools & technologies are able to adapt & respond to new platforms? Sadly, there are a number of large businesses who are … Continue reading The future power of newsrooms is in understanding the platform world

Embrace your constraints & drive innovation: the value of the hackathon

Having worked at a number of digital businesses who have internal ‘hackathons’ I have always seen the great value of getting diverse teams together, constraining them with either key problems to be solved or time & resources constraints …and then amazed by the creativity & execution which is possible under these conditions. At Yahoo! the … Continue reading Embrace your constraints & drive innovation: the value of the hackathon

A Simpler Life

Very interesting to read this article – https://theconversation.com/the-simple-life-manifesto-and-how-it-could-save-us-33081– on @ConversationEDU discussing the ‘footprint’ of the population here in Australia & it made me think about how connectivity, drones, automation & innovation can be used to balance the right ecosystems around us to sustain us. What if you were able to create micro-footprints around the world … Continue reading A Simpler Life

From medium: The Xbox 180: Why designing the business matters — Medium

The Xbox 180: Why designing the business matters Artefact’s Craig Hajduk on design tips for MBAs The big story in June was Microsoft’s Xbox One announcement, and their abrupt about-face on used games and online connectivity. In an attempt to enable new scenarios based on online services linked to physical discs, they angered gaming enthusiasts by changing the rules … Continue reading From medium: The Xbox 180: Why designing the business matters — Medium