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My Kodak Moments

I started working on this post some time ago, and it’s sat languishing in my drafts folder. I decided I needed to finish it after reading Why Kodak Died and Fujifilm Thrived: A Tale of Two Film Companies. I loved the articles analysis which broke down the disruptive innovation narrative. At the heart of it, […]

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Innovation Opinion Reactive Ideas Thought Bubble

The Rise of Innovationism

Over the past few years I’ve witnessed the rise of a new kind of fanaticism, a new ideology that has taken hold within the tech industry and has begun to seep into other industries, sectors and government as technology increasingly important role. It defines itself through an undying and unquestioning devotion to the concept of […]

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No Work …. till Next Year

This blog has been neglected a bit this year. The silence has felt deafening on this end – there’s been plenty to write about, lots has been going on in life, but finding words and being able to talk things openly have challenged my expression. This site has been a place where I have shared […]

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EdTech Opinion

Some Online Learning Truths

I haven’t written here for ages, but there have been plenty of things of late that I’ve wanted to engage with. Instead of that deep engagement in posting my (Twitter friendly) equivalent of me yelling stuff out of a car window as I pass by at the speed of life: Online courses don’t need to […]

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Education Opinion

Earn or Learn, Eat or Read

Reason students leave school: time and money. For many it’s earn or learn, eat or read… today’s system is not designed for today’s students. #asugsv2018 https://twitter.com/DesieLiz/status/986281713453056000/photo/1 Reason students leave school: time and money. For many it's earn or learn, eat or read… today's system is not designed for today's students. #asugsv2018 pic.twitter.com/nv5tzeTwAs — Desiree Roughton […]

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Design Thinking

Or, how to feel like you’ve done something when you haven’t. Or, how to waste time and money without making progress. I’m glad Lee Vinsel wrote this post Design Thinking is Kind of Like Syphilis — It’s Contagious and Rots Your Brains. While it takes a rather extreme view the further in you go – eventually equating […]

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2017 – Rebuilding: Homes and Hospitality

This year was another big one. My daughter started school back in January which was a pretty momentous occasion – for her and us doting parents. https://flic.kr/p/Xd9Uhy The build work for our house started in earnest after a long drawn out battle with the insurance company. We were paid out a fair sum of money […]

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Education Opinion

Students & The Cost of Higher Education

The news of the government announcing an end to the demand driven higher education system shouldn’t come as a surprise. For one, this government’s oligarchy driven ideology likes to veil their policies in the concept of the “free-market”, but in reality they are anything but. This is a party based around favours for the rich, […]

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Home

I wrote about the fire and the temporary permanence we lived in for close to two years. But I haven’t written about coming home. There were of course the expected delays in the build. The took a while floors, the joinery too and each had their own knock on effect. But in the last week […]

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Lipstick on a Pig

The blog has been quiet for a while now. It’s neglect is qualified by the amount of work – professional and personal – I’ve been doing the last couple of months. I’ve been part of an 8 week incubator program and an entrepreneurial course to help progress a personal project, Kelpie – the digital working […]