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Hobbies Public Speaking

3 Reasons why you should join your local public speaking club

It may seem like an unlikely subject to be writing about during a global pandemic, when public gatherings are banned, but an unlikely public speaking hobby has helped get me through the past 12 months. In this post – I’m going to run through why you should consider joining your local public speaking or Toastmasters […]

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Books

Atomic Habits (James Clear)

Book Summary (in 3 lines) This book covers an approach to habits to help create and enforce new habits, and remove the effect of bad ones. The premise of the book is the idea of “compound” habits – that it takes time to get good at something – to get there its important to practice […]

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Productivity

2020 Year in Review

Now that the years officially over, its time to review, reflect and plan for 2021

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Personal

Getting back into the swing of things

It’s been over 3 years since I last posted here (my last post – according to this blog, was back in 2017).  As usual – most of my blog posts sit around the first quarter of each year – when I come back in “refreshed” from a holiday break and energised with a new set […]

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Entrepreneurship PHP Productivity

5 Things We Learnt Building a Product (as an Agency)

My talk from the January Meetup of the Marlow [Dev] group. This talk covers the elements we learnt moving from an Agency skillset to a “product” skillset.

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Personal Rant

The problem with wearables – is that you wear them

As I (currently) write this – I’m wearing a wearable on each wrist.  Not long ago this would be joined by another in my trainer, or one on my belt.   If you include headphones (which I guess in todays “bluetooth only” world, may be considered a wearable), that’s a lot of tiny batteries to […]

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iOS

5 New Features in iOS 10 – And why you should pay attention to them

Read my post on the Hornblower over at twogether about the top 5 features you should be considering as a marketer with iOS 10.   Today, the tenth version of Apple’s phone and tablet operating system, iOS, is released to the public. Previewed at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in June, the latest release of […]

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Social Media

4 fingered product placement

The new version of Google Android has been announced, named after the famous and popular Kitkat… The most amusing part of this? The Kitkat homepage has been replace with a parody of the Android announcement.. See it here (i recommend watching the YouTube video too) Source : http://www.kitkat.com/ Story here : http://www.theverge.com/2013/9/3/4691040/android-kitkat-the-story-behind-a-delicious-partnership

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Personal Social Media

Setting up your very own short URL domain in 10 minutes (or less)

I’ve always wanted a short URL domain, and aside from some other business ideas I have (which I’ll come on to in a later blog post), its dead easy to setup, and apart from the cost of setting up a domain, completely free. Domain Name The first (and most important) task is to choose a […]

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Productivity

Save Time Every Morning with a Uniform

  If you’re anything like me, you’ll spend ages every morning deciding what to wear. Is today a shirt day? Is it a t-shirt day? Is a client going to accept me wearing a hoodie? These (micro) decisions may sometimes take up to 2-3 minutes of hunting through clothes; deciding what matches, what tone I […]