Posts Tagged: 'work'

Four Day Work Week – Week Two

As I enter week three of working a four day week I thought I should keep my promise and update you on week two: it passed without incident. The end. Sorry, but I’m pleased to say there is little to report. It is working well for both me and my wife who is enjoying the Continue Reading

Four Day Work Week – Week One

Our son will be starting school in September allowing my wife to return to work; she wants to I’m not forcing her – honest. She has always wanted to train to be a nursery nurse, and through a chance conversation at our son’s pre-school she has secured a position starting immediately. To give her the 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

Why Do you Answer the Phone?

Seth Godin has another great post on his blog today entitled How to Answer the Phone in which he states: The only reason to answer the phone when a customer calls is to make the customer happy. He goes on to say If you’re not doing this or you are unable to do this, do 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

Treat Your Staff Like Adults and See What Happens

I’m attending the Carsonified seminar Future of Web Design later this week and popped over to their (lovely) site to check some details; I noticed “We’re hiring!” on the homepage and thought I’d have a look. Now I knew that Carsonified has a four day work week, but was hugely impressed by the other benefits Continue 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 send Continue Reading