“There is no business excellence without community excellence.” (Tom Peters) Maybe it’s not visibly “productive” but it’s necessary work – spending time to catch up with colleagues. Thanks Brenda Van, Meiko Tajima, Lynda Leiva, Alexandra Jarratt for making a better work community.
“If you have to do it more than once, it’s worth automating” is often a phrase that’s spoken – but I find not really taken to heart in workplaces. There’s any number of reasons that automation isn’t executed (and I think as a result innovation) in workplaces: The way to find the value of anContinue reading “How to Find The Value of Automating Work”
I love travelling in to Sydney harbour via ferry on Parramatta River. The feeling on the calm water feels like as close as you’ll get to flying low above the water.
A recent Saturday saw a few dads and I run an Hour of Code at our local primary school. Hour of Code is basically what it sounds like – helping students in years k – 6 understand coding fundamentals for an hour using engaging and novel online activities. We had a load of fun, withContinue reading “Volunteer work: Hour of Code”
This year – my family and I started being a bit more focussed in ‘joint time’ around a little thing we’d been doing inadvertently for a few years – collecting coins. So much so we’d go to the bank to get change, and rumble through it to look for interesting or rare coins. One timeContinue reading “Fun with micro-brands: Liquid Metal”
Now here’s a claim. “Gartner found CMOs utilising 70% of their martech stack’s capabilities were achieving 20% better marketing return on investment than their peers.” To be fair, I can see there’s a correlation but it’s not a causal relationship I don’t think. A couple of things that strike me on this.
So I bought my wife a gift of apple flour recently, and it came in a bag which I gave it to her. Unusual gift? Yeah – fun food stuff to be creative with. She loved it, but when she opened it had cobwebs inside and I thought, “Oh, that’s probably something the company wantsContinue reading “How to Surprise & Delight Your Customers”
I’ve started a new project called Niphal Glitch to enjoy the process of creating for the sake of it. My world is very concrete a lot of the time with little kids, and also the world of marketing. So being able to just get a bit abstract, and enjoy making something of my own givesContinue reading “Digital Art – Niphal Glitch”
I had a fantastic chat with Brian Westnedge at Red Sift & Nate Cochrane at iTnews Australia discussing BIMI, email security, and how getting your logo next to your marketing email can really improve results across your campaigns. Recent news that Gmail is rolling out authenticated brand logos is big news for marketers. There’s aContinue reading “Speaker: IT News / Red Sift – Email Security & BIMI”