The Time for Magic

Photo of a cardist makes a fan out of playing cards.

In these unprecedented times. In these somewhat precedented times. In these times that some have precedented. Hey, there's a pandemic on (or there was, future readers) who cares if anyone was precedenting it? That's not what's important. The important thing is how we react to it. And in all times, including this one, I think … Continue reading The Time for Magic

Working from home, and other stressful locations

Suddenly, a big slice of the worlds population is finding out what it's like to let the people you work with see the walls of your home. "Interesting art choices, not that I'm judging you on them," says a colleague, clearly judging you on them. Before my current job, I worked mostly remotely for 3 … Continue reading Working from home, and other stressful locations

Let’s be friends with subjectivity and bias

A slightly older lady I had never seen before approached my desk. "Are you Dan?" she asked. I decided it was best to admit that I was. I like a prank as much as the next person, but there was work to do. "It's about this email," she explained, clutching a piece of paper. This … Continue reading Let’s be friends with subjectivity and bias

5 thoughts on how I got here for 2018

Someone recently asked for 5 concepts that have made me successful. It made me think, which is always a nice thing. Success is relative, of course. So, here they are - I'm reusing them as thoughts on how I got here for 2018 - what are yours? Give and take. Especially with those you work … Continue reading 5 thoughts on how I got here for 2018

Your next hire should be a grizzled, old marketing veteran

Sometimes things are better when they're older. Wine, perhaps. Whiskey. Cars (have you seen cars from the 50s?). Houses (we had a plasterer round who I discussed the concept of "character" with - we came to the conclusion it's wonky bits). And sometimes things are better when they're younger (or newer). Underwear. Milk. Toilet seats. … Continue reading Your next hire should be a grizzled, old marketing veteran