MIUAYGA – the art form for the new age

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If you’ve ever been a founder or CEO of a tech start-up you’ll know that a persistent line of questioning from peers when presenting at forums or conferences pertains to the “traits” required to succeed. Success is often seen as a “silver bullet” that if we can just grab hold of an understanding long enough,...
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Prosumers – the new influence

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Recently I spoke at the Deloitte Fast 50 event and was delighted to see content marketing and social conversations high on the agenda for companies in attendance. Perhaps this was just the nature of motivated growth-oriented businesses, but it still felt like a shift in thinking from the previous year. The ‘Influencer Economy’ is in full swing...
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A little Thursday morning philosophy

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I’m a feeling a little philosophical this morning, for reasons that I’ll leave aside for now and enlighten you on later. But I did want to share with you one of my personal guiding thoughts. I assume everyone has these? I really don’t know, but I find it useful for navigating through tough situations –...
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Drama is the new black

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Having just finished #lightboxing the first season of Orange is the New Black, bingeing on all of Homeland, House of Cards and 24, I’ve decided that drama is, in fact, the new black. Or at least in my household. You’d think with the sheer amount of tension and pressure I’m under with having a start-up...
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#lightboxing like a boss

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Hallelujah, the TV gods were listening.  You’d hope so given how frequently I’ve banged on about this one. It feels like asking Santa for the same gift, year after year – surely there was no room for misinterpretation.  I’ve been so good too! Also, it’s not like I’ve been alone in my request, literally thousands...
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Dear John

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Dear John, Don’t worry; I’m not breaking up with you.  But I am concerned about the state of our relationship, enough to take time out of my day to put all my thoughts on paper. Typically I don’t wade into political discussion.  I generally abhor those who push their views on the rest of the...
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I refuse to believe in sexism

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On the back of this piece on Wired about the “ugliness of the tech industry” I felt this overwhelming urge to speak up on the subject of “sexism”. It reminded me of a question I was asked yesterday by a male colleague, “have you found it hard to raise investment because of the female aspect...
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The Internet…25 years from now….

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I was recently asked to present a 6 minute talk at the Moxie Sessions about the future of the Internet.   Specifically, I was asked: What will the next 25 years of the Internet hold for our favourite perky nation at the edge of the world? Can we stand up against the mega-trends, or will...
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At last

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Perhaps you might have picked up by now that I’m not a huge Sky TV fan.  To recap for those who haven’t enjoyed my rant, I dislike any company that sits back and refuses to innovate on the principle that they’re earning enough money from their current customer base and see no reason to move...
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Confessions of a binge TV watcher

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My name is Jenene and I have a #firstworld problem – I am a binge TV watcher. It all started about two years ago when I got really fed up with Sky TV. It was a rainy winter evening and I needed a fix of my favourite programme. On this fateful night I picked up...
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