Unfolding plans 100 – a score card

We’re into July now and so should be about half way through the working year.  Perhaps it’s time for an update on progress, a health check or a score card marked against the eight things that I was going to try and achieve this year.  In case you have forgotten they were (are): Women in … Continue reading Unfolding plans 100 – a score card

Unfolding plans 99 – I was even trending

This is part two of the presentation I made at the conference on ‘Transforming The Way We Work: A Vision for Mobile Public Sector.’  It is an abridged version.  OK, it is cheating a bit but I’m not the only blogger to have ever recycled his or her own material.  After all I did spend … Continue reading Unfolding plans 99 – I was even trending

Unfolding plans 98 – astronauts for boys

I’ve gone on the front foot.  I’ve started to talk as much as I can about the great things that are going on in the region, trying to change perceptions and break down stereotypes.  I’m doing the same with our own business.  There are some fabulous tales to tell.  Yes, we have issues to deal … Continue reading Unfolding plans 98 – astronauts for boys

Unfolding plans 97 – chugging tugboats

This Guerrilla Working thing is catching on, at least in part.  I find I can work more or less anywhere, with or without a wireless network.  If I’m offline then I can catch up with all of the things that have been synchronised with my laptop, such as mail.  I can do reports and presentations … Continue reading Unfolding plans 97 – chugging tugboats

Unfolding plans 96 – Phil Jackman Author

I am an author.  I am a writer.  I have written a book and it has been published.  I doubt it is the best book ever to have been written and I don’t expect it to be in the best sellers list but that is not the point.  It is published and a small number … Continue reading Unfolding plans 96 – Phil Jackman Author

Unfolding plans 95 – Spennymoor in the millennium

This postcard challenge is going to be harder than I thought.  By day two I was close to throwing in the towel but my never say die attitude pulled it off in the end.  It seems that postcards are only sold in tourist type destinations and are not ubiquitous.  Why didn’t I think of that?  … Continue reading Unfolding plans 95 – Spennymoor in the millennium

Unfolding plans 94 – exciting times in the North East

London is a hot place when the sun shines.  On Wednesday it got well over thirty degrees.  I think I was the only one in the capital to be wearing a jacket and tie but standards have to be kept.  I had caught the train down (yes not up) to present at a conference on … Continue reading Unfolding plans 94 – exciting times in the North East

Unfolding plans 93 – postcards from the edge

Sales of postcards are going up, or coming down.  It depends upon where you get your information from.  Some publications suggest that people still like to send them as pastiches of their time away on holiday as they lend a more personal touch to their correspondence with friends and family.  Others however claim that they … Continue reading Unfolding plans 93 – postcards from the edge

Unfolding plans 89 – every other day

I do a lot of presentations.  You know I do because I mention them a lot.  It’s not true but it seems that I do one every day.  I guess I’m always on show, always presenting and so in one way or another I suppose that I do.  A quick look back, however, in my … Continue reading Unfolding plans 89 – every other day

Unfolding plans 87 – I’m an early adopter

I'm an early adopter.  My twitter handle is @philjackman with no underscores or numbers.  I didn't have to bastardise my name or think of some clever pseudonym.  I'm just me.  I’ve also kept my phil_jackman@hotmail.com address for the same reason and I’m happy with my WordPress account philjackman.  They’re easy to remember and easy to … Continue reading Unfolding plans 87 – I’m an early adopter