Tag Archives: Collaboration

An experiment in vulnerability

I have started another blog. It’s an experiment in ‘Working out loud’, which is to share what you are doing and thinking so that others can add their comments, share relevant information, give you advice and generally help you get ‘the work’ done. The idea is that you are tapping into the collective intelligence of […] Read More…

On Marketing

A year or so into my career at BT, I decided I would study Marketing. I thought it might be useful as we moved into a deregulated market and competitive environment (this was some time ago – my diploma was from the plain old Institute of Marketing, before it became Chartered). I loved it. It […] Read More…

Why Product Managers are ‘environmentalists’

No, I don’t mean that they are all eco-warriors, climate activists, tree-huggers or sandal-wearers (although I suspect many are  of a greenish-hue, methodically sorting out the rubbish into the correct bins every week and buying their friends goats for Christmas). I am not referring to the general environment. I mean the specific environment that is […] Read More…

Does Rebecca Adlington need a Jelly?

In discussions about Rebecca Adlington’s announcement to retire, it was pointed out that elite athletes like Rebecca often struggle with normal life once they retire from their sport. Speaking on Radio 5Live, Gail Emms, herself a world-class badminton player and Olympic silver medalist, told of her own challenges with depression and said that Rebecca would […] Read More…