Feeling Old.

August 29, 2007 at 11:37 am (Harvard, iTunes U, Nokia, Orange, podcast, Stanford)

Ugh so I’m feeling very old at the moment – I know I’m not that old but being ‘between jobs’ can make you feel pretty useless sometimes. One of the things that has been a double edged sword is discovering iTunes U – its a partnership between iTunes and a bunch of American universities – my current favorites are Stanford University – DFJ Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Seminar and the HBR IdeaCast (from the publishers of the Harvard Business Review and the Harvard Business School Press, features breakthrough ideas and commentary from the leading thinkers in business and management.)

The thing that gets me about these that I love is that all of the people speaking are really maverick and the advice they give kids is the sort of stuff that takes years of trial and error to work out for yourself – the thing that annoys me about them is that the audience is all made of super smart kids only just turning 20 – I wish I’d had something like that when I was younger. Anyway I guess better to find them now rather than never.

Here’s an interesting article about Orange getting pissed with Nokia’s new mobile music service – will be interesting to see how this pans out.

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Have I become a cunt? What became of UDSH?

August 22, 2007 at 10:07 pm (Uncategorized)

Hey folks – ha! even saying that makes me laugh – is anyone even reading this? I doubt it. I’m not going to apologise for not posting for so long – I set this blog up when I was single and unemployed – I had time on my hands – I’m again between jobs but not single so free time is in short supply.

Anyway – something has been playing on my mind for a while now -a while ago I wrote a post about Vice magazine’s birthday party – which you can read here – anyway I just want to say that I feel that I was definitely grumpy when I wrote that post – I have since worked on a couple of projects for Vice now and I have nothing but love for them – the people they employ are across the board intelligent, interesting, funny and occasionally visionary. This may sound like a cop out because they gave me work but I truely believe that its a great company, they’ve changed people’s perceptions of ‘free’ magazines and now that they’ve stopped with the whole ‘themed’ issue thing they really can get down to tackling ‘issues’ and the whole VBS thing is just other level – now you may call me a cunt, that maybe I’m missing the point but I really don’t think so. Anyway I just wanted to share that with the probably 2 people that have this RSS feeded into their lives – keep an eye out – I may keep this blog alive in some whey shape or form or I may set up a new blog called Sign O’ the Times which is just photos of signs that I see – thoughts please

xx

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