I was born on 18th March, 1969 (yes, I'll be 50 in a few months time). My parents christened me Alasdair Iain McGill, and for 40 of the years I've been on this planet, people have known me as Alasdair. Then social media happened. I joined Twitter in 2008, and after a few months of … Continue reading Hello, my name is Alasdair
It's been a week of talking about paper. Specifically, organisations that continue to insist on printing & sending information to customers, whether they like it or not. In 2018 there's really no excuse for doing that. The common refrain is, "well, we've always done it like that". However that doesn't mean you should be. Last … Continue reading Let’s talk about paper
Yesterday's post about standing out from the crowd seemed to strike a chord. I got a tonne of responses across Facebook, twitter and LinkedIn. Thank you. One of those was from my buddy Kev Steel. We worked together when I lived in Aberdeen. I've had some great times with Kev, one of which involved the … Continue reading The best ideas are usually stolen from someone else….
*** this post was originally published back in 2011, however the message is as relevant today as it was back then. I'll be interested in your thoughts *** Working 9-5, what a way to make a living! So sang Dolly Parton back in 1980. And in those days, before the Information Age, she had a … Continue reading Working 9-5 what a way to make a living!
For most of the 20th Century we got used to the term "job for life". It wasn't uncommon for someone to spend their whole lives with one company or organisation. You got a Gold Watch for 25 years service! Towards the end of the century, however, things started to change. The advent of the internet … Continue reading The Future of Work
So sang Dolly Parton back in 1980. And in those days, before the Information Age, she had a point. 31 years on and a revolution has taken place in the world of work. We're constantly connected in a 24x7 world where customers expect instant responses via Facebook, Twitter, or plain "old" email. But here's the … Continue reading Working 9-5 what a way to make a living!