I blogged a couple of weeks ago about a couple of workshops I was planning. Normally I would have done these in person but not this time and I was concerned as to how they would turn out. My main worry was how I would be able to interact with the participants and control the … Continue reading The first of my online workshops
I’m picking on Zoom as it is the online meeting platform that has captured the zeitgeist. Although there are others and despite its poor initial reputation for security it seems to be the most widely used. You see, I don’t like them. I am sick of being on them. I am fed up with being … Continue reading What is wrong with Zoom?
First days are horrible. You have to go by yourself to places that you have never been before, speak to strangers and start to learn a whole new string of processes and procedures. You don’t know where anything is, you don’t know how anything works and you latch onto the first friendly face you see … Continue reading First days
Waterston's in Durham is a company that I have long admired, really ever since I met its founders, Mike and Sally Waterston. The company is built upon their strong ethical values and shows that you can be successful while doing the decent and right things. I mention the company as I was down there for … Continue reading Have a casual meeting
We were waiting outside the director’s meeting room in the upper floor of North Tyneside’s office in Cobalt. It was some time ago yet I can recall it vividly. A colleague of mine and I were waiting to be called into a meeting with the directors and neither of us had warmed to the prospect. … Continue reading Unfolding plans 193 – Buying or selling