Monday, 28 February 2011

Thought for the week

The demand for certainty is one which is natural to man, but is nevertheless an intellectual vice.”
British philosopher Bertrand Russell (1872-1970)

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

e to E

I've just decided to update my Linked in profile and I've turned all the e's to E's. It seems like a small shift but in my line of work I've noticed a lot more E's these days e.g. Head of E-Business.

I think it is perhaps a lot more significant than it first appears. I think people used to define themselves more by their function or level and the 'e' was a simple gesture or nod to the fact that they were ultimately responsible for 'e'. Now people are a little more proud to be 'E' and it's showing.

In a way it seems like a step back because it separates the 'E' functions even more so, but in another way it makes the point that this thing has gotten big and deserves this focus and recognition.

There is of course another alternative view - that I am in fact looking into this way too much.

My Linked in profile >

Monday, 21 February 2011

Thought for the week

“Between the optimist and the pessimist, the difference is droll. The optimist sees the doughnut; the pessimist the hole.” Irish writer Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

I think this is what digital people do well. We see the doughnut. It is how we get others to see it as well, that's the real trick.

Monday, 14 February 2011

Thought for the week

“You make a living by what you get, but you make a life by what you give.” British statesman Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

Monday, 7 February 2011

Thought for the week

“Ever tried? Ever failed? No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.” Irish writer Samuel Beckett (1906-1989)

Thursday, 3 February 2011

Mixpanel - analytics in real-time

Just applied Mixpanel to this site. Good set-up experience. Time to test out whether it works real-time and how good it is.

Watch this space for updates on how I get on.

UPDATE 07-02-11: Not good. It didn't work. I don't have time to figure these things out and my judgement to remove it is based on the fact that others I currently use were simple to get up and running and work fine.

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Thought for the week

"Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but not their own facts.” American politician Daniel Patrick Moynihan (1927-2003)