Thursday, 6 May 2010

Hunting Elephants

There be Pachyderms in London town, roaming free. Here's some i bagged earlier

Thursday, 12 November 2009

no s**t sherlock

Sign in Pub window only a few yards from my office, in the middle of a student area. I know students are dumb these days but this takes the biscuit

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Is this a new month?

This was a sign outside King's College Chapel in Cambridge. You'd think they would be able to spell in a University Town now wouldn't you?

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

the perils of musak and rock's revenge

I've never posted a video before but I love this

Sunday, 13 September 2009

Can anybody translate, please?

I was sent this job spec recently. I'd love to know what the job actually entails

Herewith thoughts for a potential 6 month project for our secondee.

Objective - To develop a pipeline of compelling Value Propositions for priority segments in corporate/government markets

–Which adjacent markets are ‘closer’ to home and present quick win opportunities?
–In which adjacent markets can we fast track Value Propositions (VP’s) that require little development and less capability stretch?
–Where are the ‘further out’ opportunities in attractive adjacent market segments that may require additional capabilities or partnerships but that will help you leapfrog competitors and will be the foundation of the future business.

The challenge: To find propositions that have maximum traction in a broad range of verticals and workflow types

VP’s by workflow types?
Case management
Expense management
Risk Management?

VP’s by corporate vertical?
VP’s by Government vertical?
Local Authorities
Services (police, health)

Suggested process –

1. Prioritise, (through competitor/ market analysis and internal interviews), attractive segments within the corporate and government markets for work flow solutions
2. Gain market leading insight into the pain points, unmet needs, purchasing barriers for workflow solutions within the attractive segments
3.Build & validate a portfolio of quick win and breakthrough VP’s that will capitalise on unmet needs, displaying strong commercial potential and that are deliverable for LN
4. Recommend through a robust financial & commercial evaluation which value propositions LN should prioritise for immediate & longer term development

Friday, 12 June 2009

Another R.I.P- Dedicated to you but you weren't listening

It's been a long time since I posted. The Computer has been monopolised by my eldest who has been revising AND constantly on MSN at the same time. But I could not let the passing of one of my musical heroes pass without comment.

Many people will have not heard of Hugh Hopper. Nobody ever remembers the Bass player Yet Hugh was a crucial part of the Canterbury Scene. Without him Robert Wyatt would never have started playing as they were best friends at School. He replaced Kevin Ayers in Soft Machine and was ever present during that band's best period (albums Two to Six) Soft Machine and it's various derivatives has always been a personal favourite and rarely a week goes by without at least one of tehir tracks coming up at random on my MP3 player or else I conciously play an album or bootleg. As robert Wyatt's vocals are so distinctive so was Hugh's bass playing
I learnt of his death from leukemia today when I read his obit in the paper. May he rest in peace