Archive For March 2008

The Art of the Start

I’ve just started reading The Art of the Start – the time tested, battle-hardened guide for anyone starting anything – by Guy Kawasaki. I’m only a few chapters in but it’s a great book. I was particularly struck by the first few paragraphs of the Introduction or “Read Me First”: There are many ways toContinue Reading ›

To CV or Not to CV?

Seth Godin has a typically brilliant post on his blog today entitled Why bother having a resume? in which he makes a very good case for not having a resume or curriculum vitae. Seth makes some very good points in his post, among them: A resume is an excuse to reject you. Once you sendContinue Reading ›

RSS Diet – Complete

A week has passed since I started my RSS diet which brings the experiment “phase” to an end. “Will you be going back to RSS?” I hear you ask; and the answer is no, I will not. I really expected to find not using RSS difficult, that I would be spending more time on websitesContinue Reading ›

RSS Diet – Day 2

It’s now the end of day 2 of my RSS diet and I’m pleased to say that I’m not missing Google Reader and my multitude of feeds at all. Interestingly, not only am I not missing RSS but my time spent online has also dropped. I thought that I would need to spend longer readingContinue Reading ›

RSS Diet – Day 1

I’ve decided to conduct an experiment; I’ve decided to see how I get on not using using an RSS reader or following my multitude of RSS feeds for one week. I’ve always read and followed a large number of websites for both professional and personal edification and RSS, being created for this very task, seemedContinue Reading ›

It’s the Little Details

Apple has a deserved reputation for for producing beautifully designed and made hardware. The iMac, the MacBook Air, the iPhone all are simply wonderful to use and to look at. But their appeal is more than just the surface; yes they look lovely on the shelf but it’s when you start to use them youContinue Reading ›