Books I loved ‘Marvel Comics: The Untold Story’ which is a gossipy history of the second greatest comic book publisher and was especially interesting in its portrayal of Stan Lee. I also really enjoyed ‘The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon’ which really gave an insight in to the inner workings of…… Continue reading A few of my favourite things [2014 edition]
While I don’t really have New Year resolutions I have got in the habit of giving myself some loose objectives looking at the year ahead. No targets or unrealistic objectives — I don’t join gyms for example! Last year I probably managed about half the things on the list and substituted a couple of the others for…… Continue reading 2015 to-do list.
Venice Beach — May 2014I know it is a bit self-indulgent but I find these review posts helpful and it isn’t really like anybody reads anything I write. So the first thing I should say is I am ending a year at the same place as I started it organisation wise — makes a change! I do have a different…… Continue reading 2014: Annus alpha
..at least not at old Government websites. There was an interesting debate online last week for anybody interested in digital government and particularly the work of the ‘Government Digital Service’. Chris Cook, an editor on Newsnight and formerly at the Financial Times, wrote an article on the BBC website that lambasted the work of GDS…… Continue reading Don’t look back in anger.
I don’t have what you would call a healthy relationship with my work. I am self aware enough to realise this but not really mentally equipped to do anything about it. I lurch from frustration to disengagement to obsession to anxiety and back again on a pretty regular basis. Currently I am hovering somewhere between…… Continue reading Work/Worry balance.