Recruiting the best talent

This month’s Dynamonet was held at Nigel Wright Recruitment in Grey Street in the centre of Newcastle.  These events are put on every month as a way of getting like minded people to come together to think about issues that affect the technology industry in the region.         They take place around the … Continue reading Recruiting the best talent

Too difficult – then do something

I am such a magpie.  Whenever I pick up a new book it gets me thinking about a new subject.  It doesn’t matter whether it is fiction or not.  They all count.  My latest pick up is a recommendation from a friend.  I’m only a few pages into ‘Thinking Fast and Slow’ by Daniel Kahneman … Continue reading Too difficult – then do something

You’ve got to know when to hold em

I wrote about something similar just over a year ago, on 6 May 2016 to be precise yet the subject of decision making came up again at Thinking Digital this year. Sometime soon I am going to get to the end of my Thinking Digital 17 stories.  I have a few left however. Mark Mullen, … Continue reading You’ve got to know when to hold em

Pesky intuitions

Is it closer from Manors station to the Newcastle University buildings or is it closer from the Central Station?  This may seem to be a strange question but has some relevance if you want to take a train from the Morpeth into the city. The answer seems obvious. The train stops at Manors before it … Continue reading Pesky intuitions

Yesterday’s world today

I have always been fascinated by man’s story as an animal.  It is some time now since I read Zoology at Newcastle and I have not really done anything with the knowledge but the interest has remained with me ever since.  I have often pondered on how much of what we do is driven by … Continue reading Yesterday’s world today

Don’t bark at passing cars

Don't bark at passing cars.  Mark Mullen said this is in his opening speech at Thinking Digital this year.  It made me think of Snoopy though I’m not sure he was a barker.  The dog next door barks at anything, it is a Chihuahua and so perhaps its image should have popped into my head … Continue reading Don’t bark at passing cars

The machine that defines our age

We preside over a great machine.  It is huge.  A leviathan.  It is the machine that is defining our age.  Our machine doesn't have whirring cogs or spinning wheels, nor does it belch smoke or hiss with steam. Indeed most of its moving parts are people. Thousands of people, millions of people, use it every … Continue reading The machine that defines our age

There is nothing more important than culture

I have had a good run on my blog recently.  I don’t know why.  I just try to do my thing. May this year is already as good as last year in terms of numbers of reads but I mustn’t let these things get to me.  I write for the pleasure and not necessarily to … Continue reading There is nothing more important than culture

Is this the price we pay?

The last few days have been bad for decent people and good for cyber criminals.  The world has witnessed one of the biggest cyber attacks with the release of Wanna Decryptor or WannaCry and its subsequent variants.  The cyber-attack has hit more than 200,000 victims in 150 countries and the Europol chief, Rob Wainwright warned … Continue reading Is this the price we pay?