Posts Tagged: 'business'

A Film About Coffee

A fascinating documentary exploring the world of speciality coffee. A Film About Coffee is beautifully shot, featuring coffee production in Honduras and Rwanda, coffee is grown is stunning locations. It was heartening to see Direct Trade in action, where a coffee company works directly with farms and producers, paying in advance and significantly above market rate to Continue Reading

Power = Knowledge

I am what is known as a “knowledge worker”. I don’t make or create anything tangible; in the old days I might have been called a “paper pusher”, these days “pixel pusher” is more accurate. I’m employed for my expertise and experience, and for my leadership and management skills – all rather cerebral and intangible. Continue Reading

Dilbert Nails It Again

Field Notes – From Seed

I love Field Notes, and I love Draplin, and this is just wonderful. I have a real thing for early 20th century American graphic design; I love the bold flat colours, the typography with it’s mix of slab and script typefaces, and the wonderfully simple yet incredibly strong logos. The Field Notes Memo Archive is Continue Reading

Instagram Back Pedals on Terms of Service

Earlier today Instagram posted Updated Terms of Service Based on Your Feedback on their blog in which they say: The concerns we heard about from you the most focused on advertising, and what our changes might mean for you and your photos. There was confusion and real concern about what our possible advertising products could Continue Reading

Dear Retailers

Contrary to what you seem to think, changing the layout of your store does not result in me buying more. It results in me not finding what I was looking for, and leaving your store without the items I wanted to buy. A lose, lose situation I’m sure you will agree.

Work Life Balance

Whilst rummaging through my Instapaper queue for some lunchtime reading I found this video. I was struck by this comment: thousands of people… working long hard hours, at jobs they hate, to buy things they don’t need, to impress people they don’t like OK so this is perhaps a little overly dramatic, but it’s not Continue Reading

Social Media Policies

I attended an “industry event” last week. In conversations over coffee I learnt that BT has a social media policy that is 32 pages in length, and written in pure legalese: “the party in the fist part” etc. Whereas Zappos‘ social media policy is “be real and use your judgement”. Guess which company is renown for Continue Reading

Monetising Twitter Trending Topics

I don’t like or normally use the term “monetise”, but it is the big question hanging over Twitter; how are they gonna make money from this thing? We saw last week that Twitter have secured another found of funding described as “significant”, and so we assume that at some point these investors are going to Continue Reading