Andy on Twitter

  • Great read - love that is smashes the rampant ageism and myth of youth ... Alan Patricof: An Ageless VC Makes a Spl… ,
  • Some of the best music you'll ever listen too... stacked-up and ready to stream ,
  • Warm up for the Sydney to Hobart. ,
  • The power of brand influencers - interesting read. Interested in views on their methodology - might work for US mar… ,
  • Very clever... A Microsoft Excel Artist ,
  • While the problem underlying M&A integration is big, Material Information Platforms implemented pre-transaction wil… ,
  • Wow... t/sheets acquired by Intuit ,
  • Way to start the morning. Beautiful Balmoral.. Balmoral Sailing Club ,
  • Bank inquiry puts global investment at risk: Westpac's David Lindberg.. spot on ,
  • Why are taxi apps so appalling. Slow, lousy interface, freeze... hopeless attempt to satisfy customers and so easily fixed,
  • should give us the option of only accepting drivers who aren’t on a job. Stop “forcing” drivers to take a job while on a job. ,
  • National looks more desperate every day. NZ is lucky to have a leader with this much experience. ,
  • Dennis clearly doesn’t understand that a BYO challenge for the last AC was well past 200m. Unless you sailed Oracle… ,
  • And that’s the point - Amazon is a boost to SMBs and entrepreneurs locked out by big retail. And so much for big br… ,
  • Little evidence in here of impact in meetings but suspect the same applies. Laptops Are Great. But Not During a Lec… ,

Archive for February, 2009

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Kindle Porn…

Some interesting shots here of what a future Kindle might look like. I’m going to wait for the next generation given I really enjoy the Kindle I have.

I did see a prototype of a PlasticLogic reader this week and it is a stunner.

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Digital Trends

Steve has linked to a great paper from Edelman on digital trends. Well worth a read. The five trends are:

  1. Satisfaction Guaranteed – Customer care and PR are blending as consumers use social media to demand service. We are all over this at Dell – I believe Dell was the first F500 company to imbed a customer support team in its PR function.
  2. Media Reforestation –  The media is in a constant state of reinvention as it transitions from atoms to bits. So is the PR profession.
  3. Less is the New More – Overload takes its toll. Gorging on media is out. Selective ignorance and friends as filters are in.
  4. Corporate All-Stars – Workers flock to social media to build their personal brands, yet offer employers an effective and credible way to market in the downturn
  5. The Power of Pull –  Where push once ruled, it’s now equally important to create digital content that people discover through search

The one trend I would add is:

6. Here is Everywhere — Mobility changes everything. From iPhones to Netbooks, always-on mobile devices are changing the way information is accessed and consumed.

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Kindle This

Amazon really needs to get its social media strategy sorted out for the Kindle. Hard to get links to relevant blogs etc… and very poor community activation. Blogs you might want to read:

I love my Kindle. Would the simplistic brilliance of the device is limit community growth?

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On Cloud Computing…

Terrific white paper on Cloud Computing from the team at Berkeley… BusinessWeek also covers it this week.

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Story On Marty

Today’s NZ Herald has a story on Marty. If you are in NZ, the print edition has a terrific photo of him standing in front of a mural he painted in Kaitaia that later became a painting that hangs in our National Gallery, Te Papa.