Why we must stand strong on demanding encryption with no back doors.

Why we must stand strong on demanding encryption with no back doors.
Terrorism is a terrible thing. Violence of any kind is a terrible thing. Fundamentalism and the imposition of one person’s beliefs on another with the threat or action of violence is a terrible thing. Terrible things make us frightened, and when we’re frightened we either run or we kick back. Fight or flight is a basic instinct. A debate is heating up on... Read More

Without employee engagement, you’ll have less innovation. Here’s why.

Without employee engagement, you’ll have less innovation. Here’s why.
Innovation is “personally expensive”. I realised that after seeing an incredible keynote by Dr Brené Brown, an incredible woman who has spent her life and career studying shame and vulnerability and its effects on people. Brent is quite a woman – she has a Ted Talk that went viral and has had 6 million views at the time of me writing this.... Read More

The Ashley Madison Affair is rapidly becoming a tragedy : What HR leaders need to know.

The Ashley Madison Affair is rapidly becoming a tragedy : What HR leaders need to know.
Last week the NY Times expose on Amazon dominated the news, but this week it’s the Ashley Madison Affair, a security breach affecting all of us and requires hands-on, operational action by many in HR now. For those who don’t know, Ashley Madison is a dating website that specifically targets people wanting to have affairs, and their registered trademark strapline... Read More

Google will die eventually. They know that and yesterday’s “Alphabet” announcement is nothing more than the preparation.

Google will die eventually. They know that and yesterday’s “Alphabet” announcement is nothing more than the preparation.
“Find a job that you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.” I love technology and I love being a tech CEO. It’s a good job really because it’s all I know, I was programming when I was 11! I love the fact that the advancement of technology means you never actually get any closer to the... Read More

I don’t love Amazon, but I do love what they do to my life. And the Amazon Echo takes this to another level.

I don’t love Amazon, but I do love what they do to my life. And the Amazon Echo takes this to another level.
Sometimes we love brands or we love companies. We love them for what they stand for, for their story, for what they say they believe in. We love them because we choose to believe that they love the things that we love. Amazon isn’t, for me, one of those companies. You don’t fall in love with Amazon for the back story,... Read More

So here is how to do marketing on Twitter – Human, helpful and super-timely. I’m impressed by @Pheedloop.

So here is how to do marketing on Twitter – Human, helpful and super-timely. I’m impressed by @Pheedloop.
Back in April, I was getting ready for another one of our Benefits Excellence Live seminars about employee engagement the other week and, as usual had decided to rebuild the whole slide deck at the last minute. I was doing my regular slot on employee culture, employee communications and how they affect business results – which I’ve done dozens of times... Read More