How I work….

Location: I live in Scottsdale, Arizona Current computers:  Company issue Lenovo and a Macbook Pro Current mobile devices:  iPhone 6 and Google Pixel 2 What apps/software/tools can’t you live without? Evernote, Todoist, Sonos, Spotify, headspace, V60 for coffee, Moleskine notebook and pen What’s your workspace like? Tidy (ish). Laptop, two monitors. My desk is kept clear for the most part. I have some decent art on the wall … Continue reading How I work….

Leadership

I’ve just finished re-reading Les McKeown’s Lead. It is an area I’ve been reading into lately for a number of reasons. Primarily, it was to get a clearer understanding of what leadership really is. It’s a term that gets thrown around, seemingly at will. Les defines leadership as ” helping any group of two or more people achieve their common goals” So it’s really about people … Continue reading Leadership

I passed the Google Analytics IQ Test

At the start of the year I set myself the goal of improving my understanding and working knowledge of google analytics and I specifically set the goal of passing the Google Analytics IQ (GAIQ) exam by the close of April 2015. This was in part due to a growing reliance on the platform for monitoring and reporting as part of the day to day responsibilities … Continue reading I passed the Google Analytics IQ Test

The tools, software and apps I can’t live without..

I recently stumbled across the ‘How I work’ series from Lifehacker which is a really nice profile of how people work rather than purely a profile of their career to date. So here’s my version of sorts: My essential hardware I use a Macbook pro 15″. It’s now about 4 years old, and still running beautifully. I’ve purposely kept it software lite so besides OS … Continue reading The tools, software and apps I can’t live without..

From WordPress to Posterous and back…sort of…

Two days before Christmas 2012, I removed the twitter and instagram apps from my phone. I primarily did this to get off the grid for a couple of weeks. I wanted to spend time with my friends and family, and I didn’t want nor need the distraction that both these networks provide me. Personally, I have found them to be two huge timesinks. It’s been … Continue reading From WordPress to Posterous and back…sort of…

The problem with social media #1: Free & Easy

It’s not free and its not easy. Of course, the platforms are free and it doesn’t take much to sign up to LinkedIn or friendfeed. You’ll get a few ‘friends’ and a few ‘follows’ without much initial effort. It all seems so easy. And then, of course, there is the inevitable discussion about ROI. People talk about finding the ultimate measure of ROI in social … Continue reading The problem with social media #1: Free & Easy