The human race generates vast amounts of data. In just one minute: Twitter users sent 473,400 tweets, Snapchat users shared 2 million photos, Instagram users posted 49,380 pictures, LinkedIn gained 120 new users. Data, data, data. All this information is useful to someone to some degree (we have to assume), but some information is really … Continue reading How long can a message last?
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 me tell you about Howard Luck Gossage (yes, Luck really was his middle name). Gossage was an ad-man back in the 60s. He created quirky, imaginative ads targeted at people like himself. He understood how to appeal to his own demographic perfectly - and firms would pay him to create ads to sell to … Continue reading Howard Gossage – The ad man who wasn’t a mad man
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
“What do you do?” Let me take you inside my head for a bit. I promise I’ll let you out again. “What do you do?” I’ve just met this person. Maybe they’re a friend of my girlfriends. Usually they’re the partner of my girlfriend’s friend and I’m being introduced in a “hey, you are both … Continue reading What don’t you do?