Image thanks to gCaptain I get it, things go wrong. Mistakes happen. In this ever more complicated and interconnected world it is inevitable that the systems will break down from time to time. The problem is that we can’t afford for it to go wrong. We expect goods to be delivered, if not instantaneously, at … Continue reading When things go wrong
Scotland Cyber Week has been and gone. Held every February, this year saw over 140 events take place across the country. By any stretch of the imagination this is a successful series of events and the ScotlandIS Cyber team should be congratulated. But what has this got to do with the work going on in … Continue reading A cross border alliance
This week I’m cheating a bit, in that I am using the same, or at least very similar blogs in two places but last week’s launch of the North East Initiative on Business Ethics’ (NIBE) Ethical Business Toolkit was a momentous occasion and one in which I have played a significant role. The following blog … Continue reading Ethical Business Toolkit
I was on a very interesting Zoom call the other day, set up by Tech Nation. The North East Virtual Roundtable was set up to look at the tech skills situation across the country with this meeting obviously focussed on the region. It offered to give the audience some ‘Key findings on the UK tech … Continue reading Is this what we want?
Iamge thanks to Medium.com Every so often I get to talk to someone I haven’t spoken to in a while. Invariably they ask me what I am up to for work these days. Apart from COVID (and politics) there is not a lot else to cover. I tell them how things changed overnight following the … Continue reading Paid work or not?
Image thanks to WallpaperCave For three years now, I have published a list of resolutions. This is my fourth. They are not things that I have set my heart on achieving but rather things to aim at. For the year just gone I have given myself three and a half out of the five yet … Continue reading Happy New Year 2021
From Business Insider: While US cybersecurity and intelligence officials trained their attention on securing the 2020 election, foreign hackers took the opportunity to wedge another door wide open, carrying out a devastating and unprecedented cyberattack. Details of the SolarWinds cyber attack have emerged over the last couple of weeks in what could be the world’s … Continue reading Geopolitics and cybersecurity
Iamge thanks to AZ Quotes Over the last few weeks I have had the chance to mention my freedom agenda in various conversations. Freedom from location, freedom from hierarchy and freedom from dogma. If you want to know more it is in my book ‘Paradigms Lost’. With the last one I have always referred to … Continue reading Freedom from dogma
Image thanks to PsychologyToday In the last week I have been offered gifts for doing something that I would have done for free anyway. In both cases I declined but in the end, at their persuasive insistence, I relented to one of them. Both tested my values. The first case was easier to deal with. … Continue reading Just giving
How many blogs have I started off with the words ‘I’m reading a book’? I’m not sure either but here’s another. The book I’m reading is one of those different types of people books. There are a few of them about, in which they attempt to categorise people into personality types. This book has four, … Continue reading Different folks