God’s business strategy?

Ever had a superficial conversation suddenly run your blood cold? On the short cab-ride to my hotel following FOWA (more to follow), the cab driver was explaining the extension of the conference venue. This is not usually the preamble to a conversation that changes...

Organising the Workspace

Having been inspired by Lifehacker’s workspace show and tell, I’ve decided to organise my workspace a bit. I have a quite deep, wooden desk with drawers which tend to fill with clutter. I’ve decided to feed a powerstrip through the back of one of the...

Kiva, revisited

It’s been a few months since I last spoke about Kiva.org, and I wanted to bring it up again. Since writing, I’ve tried out the lending scheme, and am blown away with the ability to make a difference to places where it’s seriously needed. Not only has...

Defensive Pre-tension

I was listening to one of Stephen Fry’s ‘podgrams’—”Wallpaper”—in which he briefly touched on the idea that the English tend to classify something as ‘pretentious’ if they don’t understand it. It’s a form of...

Too much to read, too little time

Last week, I wrote about Nick Carr’s new book on ZDNet’s Web 2.0 Explorer blog. I got home last night to find a note from the Post Office confirming that the anticipated Amazon parcel had arrived. Also waiting for me were three editions of the Financial...