Flappy bird and business

Last night I discovered a mobile game called Flappy Bird. When I say that 'I discovered it' what I mean is I gave in to temptation and downloaded the same thing that every else has. The game that is sitting on top of the charts for both iPhone and Android. Lesson: people follow crowds. We [...]

HR and Britpop

Before Christmas I wrote a blog specifically on The Wonderstuff that turned out to be quite popular. That was unexpected. I'm a lover of good lyrics and still have that slightly 'teenage' habit of listening for 'meaning' in lyrics. Sofor this blog I've run a Genius Playlist on my iPod and picked out some lyrics [...]

1/2 metre Bratwursts and a Santa Dog

I went to the Christmas Markets in Berlin last month. We got caught in a blizzard (which is actually pretty standard for our family holidays) and generally had great fun. Here are some observations. They offer hot dogs in Berlin that are half a metre long. As a direct consequence result I ate a hot dog that [...]

It’s your career – why do you want to leave?

I wrote this in response to the coverage of Massive Monday. The busiest day of the year for people starting to look for a new role. Except I've now delayed this blog - as there is a great blog from Mervyn Dinnen telling everyone to to calm down. So I did. For whatever reason over [...]

This time it’s personnel – for all HR authors

This time it’s personnel – for all HR authors

Happy New Year and I hope you all had a great Christmas. I deliberately left you alone and went quiet for a bit - but the relentless, trundling communication will now return in earnest. This post is an update for any authors - or potential authors - wishing to contribute to the follow up to [...]

Did you find what you were looking for?

Superquick NYE blog. I only started blogging back in May and it's been a fun ride. I named the blog '101 Half Connected Things' to allow me freedom to write about whatever popped into my head or I saw that day. It isn't an HR/business blog in a literal sense - it is normally about [...]

Guest post: @KateGL : The Clangers

I'm delighted that my first ever guest post comes from Kate Griffiths-Lambeth. In the recent set of Christmas reader requests one of the topics was 'The Clangers'. Having written about James Bond, Bagpuss, Indiana Jones and Morph my heart sank when I saw the request for The Clangers. It became clear that I didn't even have [...]

007 business lessons from Bond

I grew up in a house surrounded by books. To remove any ambiguity in that sentence, the books were inside the house - I didn't grow up in a house surrounded by a big wall of books around to keep us in. Freakonomics references a great piece of research about parenting and the importance of books. It suggests [...]

Morph and business – reader’s request

This is the latest in a series of requested blogs - so far I've covered Bagpuss and Indiana Jones For those of you who remember Hartbeat (not the one with Nick Berry), the star turn was undoubtedly Morph. He went onto to greater prominence during the hugely successful 'Mighty Morph in Power Rangers' series. However, as [...]