Friday, February 11, 2011

Planet Money : NPR via Tim Harfords blog and tweet!

Tim Harfords highest recommend economics pod cast:
Planet Money : NPR
I will be tracking this one as frequently as i can.

Speed when two slow but long running boats collide!

“Today, developers, operators and consumers want compelling mobile products, which include not only the device, but the software, services, applications and customer support that make a great experience,” Stephen Elop, Nokia President and CEO, said at a joint news conference in London. “Nokia and Microsoft will combine our strengths to deliver an ecosystem with unrivalled global reach and scale. It’s now a three-horse race.”

“I am excited about this partnership with Nokia,” said Steven A. Ballmer, Microsoft CEO. “Ecosystems thrive when fueled by speed, innovation and scale.The partnership announced today provides incredible scale, vast expertise in hardware and software innovation and a proven ability to execute.”

This was always coming with the new CEO appointment but does:

two past missed the boat = one new speed boat?! We'll see:

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Nokia and Microsoft in smartphone push

By Andrew Ward in Stockholm

Published: February 11 2011 08:10 Last updated: February 11 2011 08:10

This is a good read from Tim Harford on Nokia and organisations

Thursday, February 10, 2011

How to make work-life balance work.

Take 10minutes to listen and think:
Nigel Marsh: How to make work-life balance work Video on
Be realistic, understand the decisions you want to make and the judgements on the way!

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Russia’s DST invests where other angels fear to tread

This is of broader interest than just the facebook story, read it! / Companies / Inside Business - Russia’s DST invests where other angels fear to tread

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

be creative

I LOVE this teaser proposal sent in by students!
Yfrog Photo : - Shared by Kirsty_Henshaw

I found this via a twitter post, below, really makes you think about impact and reputation!

Kirsty_Henshaw Worthenshaws Freedom

How cool is this? Sent by some students from southampton. Very different, slightly strange but great

Tuesday, February 01, 2011 / Middle East & North Africa - Egyptians gather for ‘one million march’

Can we see a Gandhi style leadership emerge from this people power. / Middle East & North Africa - Egyptians gather for ‘one million march’

These historic days we hope will show entrenched leaders of the past how to create a transition legacy or simply be moved aside by people who know what they want; Peace, freedom, human rights, womens rights, anticoruption, civil society and democracy.

When we look back in 10 years time, what will we see of today, of yesterday and of our own democracy as well as the lack of it in these regions.

Next the march for the rest of sub saharan Africa!!