Family-Friendly Workplace Practices

Dan Pink highlights a recent paper on the impact, or otherwise of family-friendly workplace practices (FFWP). The paper, Are Family-Friendly Workplace Practices a Valuable Firm Resource? by Nick Bloom (Stanford University), Tobias Kretschmer (University of Munich) and John Van Reenen (London School of Economics) results from a study of 450 firms in Germany, France, UK […]

Microsoft Skype

Microsoft’s acquisition of Skype could be great news for freelancers, portfolio workers and sovereign professionals everywhere. Of course there’s many a slip twixt cup and lip, and business acquisitions yield real value in a surprisingly small percentage of cases, but it strikes me that there is huge potential here. On the consumer side, MSN Messenger […]

Competitive Edge – Radio Interview

Chris Davidson of Active Presence is a professional speaker, trainer and award-winning author who also hosts a weekly radio show, The Competitive Edge which goes out on RedShift Radio (over the internet and on FM in the north of England). Last Wednesday, I had the honour and great pleasure of being Chris’s guest on the […]

Noches de Mala Vida–Fabian Perez

Chuffed.  I was at the Lemongrove Gallery in Reading, yesterday at an exhibition of Fabián Pérez’s latest collection, Into the Night. I’ve been a fan for a little while now so was delighted to actually meet the artist himself and have him sign a copy this piece … … Noches de Mala Vida.  I love […]

Noches de Mala Vida–Fabian Perez

Chuffed.  I was at the Lemongrove Gallery in Reading, yesterday at an exhibition of Fabián Pérez’s latest collection, Into the Night. I’ve been a fan for a little while now so was delighted to actually meet the artist himself and have him sign a copy this piece … … Noches de Mala Vida.  I love […]

No Job Security – Hugh MacLeod

A great reminder from Hugh MacLeod for everyone, not just sovereign professionals. What I particularly like is Hugh’s explanation.  He makes the observation that, in his early days in advertising, job security was only as good as the last large account.  As accounts changed agency, jobs were lost or created. I often think that, when […]

No Job Security – Hugh MacLeod

A great reminder from Hugh MacLeod for everyone, not just sovereign professionals. What I particularly like is Hugh’s explanation.  He makes the observation that, in his early days in advertising, job security was only as good as the last large account.  As accounts changed agency, jobs were lost or created. I often think that, when […]

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