Andy on Twitter

  • Watching on EK from Nice to Dubai. Go boys go! Thanks Emirates!!!! And for backup feed ,
  • So called global mag propagating a US-centric view of the world. There are great CMOs outside the US ,
  • Everytime I step in I instantly regret it. Appalling service. Dirty stores. Awful coffee. Dreaming of St Ali and Dukes right now,
  • To be clear - when ordering anything large or Venti at Starbucks you are ordering a MILKSHAKE with some coffee ,
  • Further spotlighting the Wallabies Woes ,
  • Like wo has tapes anyway? Or even a tape recorder? Or a tape player? Or a fax? ,
  • RH: respect the opportunity you have @Cannes_Lions,
  • Kraft: Stay humble. Work hard. What happened yesterday has no relevance to today or next week. Don't wait for chance. @Cannes_Lions,
  • RH: companies matter in terms of getting stories out to people. @Cannes_Lions,
  • RH points to Trad media co's entering OTT ... @Cannes_Lions,
  • Kraft: nothing bad happens that doesn't have some good associated with it @Cannes_Lions,
  • Kraft: Eventually will be a NFL team in London @Cannes_Lions,
  • Kraft: The future is OTT - which means goodbye TV as we know it. Mobile + streaming + integration with games = winner @Cannes_Lions,
  • Kraft is concerned middle class not doing as well as they should. So right @Cannes_Lions,
  • The hard thing and the right thing are the same thing. Kraft @Cannes_Lions,
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DELETE Email

I’m not a fan of email. Social is so much more immediate and conversational. And then there’s the phone. Seems like Dailmer is going after one of my habits – deleting vacation email. Good move.

I don’t understand the complaints on returning from vacation about a full inbox. Just delete it all. If it was that important, they’ll be back. Dailmer is going to do it in advance for their employees.

Atos, an international information technology company, plans to phase out all e-mails among employees by the end of 2013 and rely instead on other forms of communication. And starting in the new year, employees at Daimler, the German automaker, can have incoming e-mail automatically deleted during vacations so they do not return to a flooded in-box. An automatic message tells the sender which person is temporarily dealing with the employee’s e-mail.

The idea that this will somehow help employees lead balanced lives is right.

Employees, husbands, wifes… we all need to be encouraged to make healthy choices – it won’t always happen on its own. Entrepreneurial cultures are often high-growth and favor always on work practices. More established cultures tend to be less so. Either way the practices start with the manager setting boundaries. And the more common those boundaries are across the business, the more likely chance of them working for everyone.

I’m just looking forward to the day that email goes the way of the Fax.

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