Steve Jobs biography – what’s my takeaway?

Having just finished the fabulously well written biography of Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson I have found myself contemplating what type of man Steve was. Would I like to work with or for him or would I naturally hate him? I wrote a short tribute post on the day Steve passed away. There I was already aware (how could one not be) of his different … Read More

Moving on to things new, and better…

After five and a half years I have to say that so much has changed. I have certainly grown up in some ways and learnt even more but now it is time for me to spread my wings and do so thanking the Ariadne team and all our clients, friends and investors. My appreciation of the struggle that entrepreneurs face … Read More

Tribute to Steve Jobs – an unconventional legend

I woke this morning to the news that a man I’d never met and yet considered a role model, Steve Jobs, had died age 56 of pancreatic cancer. This day is, for me and many thousands of “Apple” people, grey. The world has lost an icon, legend and an unconventional leader. I am a recent convert to Apple and having … Read More

The corporate dilemma according to John Maynard Keynes

5 Steps of Corporate Change to Adopting Digital The corporate dilemma seems so well encapsulated by John Maynard Keynes’ quote: “The difficulty lies not in the new ideas, but in the letting go of old ones, which ramify, for those brought up as most of us have been, into every corner of our minds” In the work I am doing, … Read More

The App Store: Definition 2.0

Thinking about Steve Jobs’ comment that he had never seen anything like the mass of downloads and sales through the iPhone/iPod Touch app store is a real testament to the readiness of consumers to be full web/mobile 2.0 users with a simple catch: ease of use. I had thought that there needed to be some practicality or application value but … Read More

HTC TyTN is dwarfed by the Apple iPhone

Eight months ago I bought an HTC TyTN II and was extremely impressed it was a work horse, fast, durable and did all I wanted. Having been familiar with Windows CE/Mobile for quite some time (Since the iPaq v2 basically) I was not troubled by the clunky Windows experience, clearly I am not a Mac OS user because the only … Read More