Posts Tagged: 'business'

Psion and Intel Reach "Amicable Agreement"

I know I said I was taking a break but there is a conclusion to the Psion netbook trademark fiasco that I felt I should publish for completeness. It seems that Psion and Intel have reached an “amicable agreement” and that Neither party accepted any liability. In light of this amicable agreement, Psion has agreed to waive all Continue Reading

Now Intel Is Challenging Psion Netbook Claim

Intel are joining Dell in challenging Psion’s claim to the netbook trademark. I realise that Dell and Intel’s motives are purely commercial, but I dislike the patent and trademark litigation culture that has grown alongside the technology industry. I agree wholeheartedly that companies ideas and designs should be protected but only when their claims are Continue Reading

Psion and the netBook Trademark

As an ex-Psion employee I was disappointed and a little saddened to learn of Psion’s spurious trademark claim to the word netbook. Psion were once a great technology company practically inventing the PDA , creating some classic hardware designs and creating the operating system that powers a huge proporation of today’s smartphones: Symbian. Psion launched Continue Reading

Fuel for Thought

I wrote about the FUEL Conference earlier and what a success I believe it to have been; but I didn’t go into my thoughts following the event. It strikes me that company culture is a key factor in a successful social and community strategy. The companies that are doing well and really engaging with their Continue Reading

Let My People Go Surfing – the Book

This is not so much a book review as a book recommendation. In fact I’m quite happy for you to stop reading this now and to go and buy Let My People Go Surfing by Yvon Chouinard it’s that good. Still here? OK I’ll talk a little about this great book. I bought this book Continue Reading

Do You Work in a 21st Century Mill?

Continuing my theme of modern and clever working arrangements… I’ve just read Seth Godin’s latest post the new standard for meetings and conferences in which Seth says If you’re a knowledge worker, your boss shouldn’t make you come to the (expensive) office every day unless there’s something there that makes it worth your trip. She Continue Reading

Let My People Go Surfing

A tweet from Ryan Carson yesterday, led me to Howies about page; a page which Ryan described as “inspiring” and I can see why. There are two sections of Howies our beliefs page that I think are fantastic: The rocking chair test Every product we make has passed the ‘rocking chair test’. This is something Continue Reading

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 to Continue Reading