Imagination, creativity and knowledge
Imagination is more important than knowledge. The purpose of human life is to serve and to show compassion and the will to help others. Creativity is the ability to introduce order into the randomness of nature. Life is an exciting business and most exciting when it is lived for others. You cannot do much about the length of your life, but you can do a lot about its depth and width. Read more – ‘Imagination, creativity and knowledge’.
UK based websites can assume implied consent over EU cookie legislation
There has been a lot of melodrama and misunderstanding about EU cookie legislation and how the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) would be enforcing the regulations, not helped by the misinformation and poor guidance from the ICO themselves. Read more – ‘UK based websites can assume implied consent over EU cookie legislation’.
Web Content Manager – Sweatshop.co.uk – Leading Specialist Running Retailer
Sweatshop has an exciting opportunity for someone to join the E-commerce team to help drive online sales growth for Sweatshop. The key responsibilities of this role are producing and managing email marketing campaigns, creating and editing content for the website and working on website development projects in conjunction with the Head of E-commerce and external web developers. Read more – ‘Web Content Manager – Sweatshop.co.uk – Leading Specialist Running Retailer’.
Boris Johnson's Wiff Waff
One of the most amusing quotes of 2008 must be this: At a party to mark the handover of the Olympic flag in Beijing, newly elected Mayor Boris Johnson laid claim to Britain's sporting inventiveness. Read more – ‘Boris Johnson's Wiff Waff’.
Carmina Burana – Drink, Sex and Medieval Monks
It is not often that the little old ladies of the choral society scream "since Fate strikes down the strong man, everyone weep with me!", or when they are in a more cheerful mood, "My virginity makes me frisky, my simplicity holds me back. Oh, Oh, Oh, I am completely coming to life". Read more – ‘Carmina Burana – Drink, Sex and Medieval Monks’.
Cool Hand Luke
What we've got here is failure to communicate. Read more – ‘Cool Hand Luke’.
If by Rudyard Kipling
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster And treat those two impostors just the same. Read more – ‘If by Rudyard Kipling’.
The Increasing Pace of Life
There's a beautifully simple way to cope with the increasing pace of life... Read more – ‘The Increasing Pace of Life’.
On Solving Problems
We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them. Read more – ‘On Solving Problems’.
A hundred people with a hundred computers
"Put me in a room with a pad and a pencil and set me up against a hundred people with a hundred computers - I'll outcreate every goddamn sonofabitch in the room." - Ray Bradbury (October 1998). Read more – ‘A hundred people with a hundred computers’.
Imagination is more important than knowledge
"I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world" - Albert Einstein (26th October 1929). Read more – ‘Imagination is more important than knowledge’.
The Adobe Updater
An error message you never want to see showed up on the Adobe Updater Read more – ‘The Adobe Updater’.
Orson Welles on Limitation
Limitation is the impetus of creativity. Read more – ‘Orson Welles on Limitation’.
Aristotle on Excellence
Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit. Read more – ‘Aristotle on Excellence’.
ColdFusion Emmy Nominee
I've just discovered, nearly two months late, that I was a CFEmmy Best Newcommer Nominee for 2007. How did I miss that? I would have been on Todd Sharp's website voting like crazy if I had know! Read more – ‘ColdFusion Emmy Nominee’.
I've Only Been Published!
Sys-con Media. You either love them or you hate them, but last week I had one of my articles published by the venerable sage of the digital age. Read more – ‘I've Only Been Published!’.
Clive Woodward On Improving
Rather than improving something by 100%, improve 100 things by 1%. Read more – ‘Clive Woodward On Improving’.
Ernest Hemingway – Always Do Sober
"Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut" Read more – ‘Ernest Hemingway – Always Do Sober’.
Tallulah Bankhead – Past Regrets
"The only thing I regret about my past is the length of it. If I had to live my life again, I'd make the same mistakes, only sooner!" Read more – ‘Tallulah Bankhead – Past Regrets’.
Everybody's Free – Baz Luhrmann
Don't feel guilty if you don't know what you want to do with your life, the most interesting people I know didn't know at 22 what they wanted to do with their lives, some of the most interesting 40 year olds I know still don't. Read more – ‘Everybody's Free – Baz Luhrmann’.
John Donne – Excerpts from Meditation XVII
No man is an iland, intire of it selfe; every man is a peece of the Continent, a part of the maine; if a Clod bee washed away by the Sea, Europe is the lesse, as well as if a Promontorie were, as well as if a Mannor of thy firends or of thine owne were; any mans death diminishes me, because I am involved in Mankinde; And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; It tolls for thee. Read more – ‘John Donne – Excerpts from Meditation XVII’.
All the World's a Stage
William Shakespeare - All the world's a stage (from As You Like It 2/7) Read more – ‘All the World's a Stage’.
Steve Bell on the Iraq Study Group report
Bush told: alter Iraq policy or risk disaster. Read more – ‘Steve Bell on the Iraq Study Group report’.
Email Marketing Associations
Email is a crucial element of any communication strategy allowing efficient communication between companies and their subscriber base. Read more – ‘Email Marketing Associations’.
Email Marketing Websites & Publications
The web has a wealth of information on email, CRM, database and search marketing. In this post I list just a few. Feel free to offer more suggestions. Read more – ‘Email Marketing Websites & Publications’.
The big three-O
Sandeep Shetty the codemeister... Read more – ‘The big three-O’.
Aérospatiale-BAC Concorde supersonic transport (SST), along with the Tupolev Tu-144, was one of only two models of supersonic passenger airliners to have seen commercial service. First flown in 1969, her service spanned from 1976 to 2003. The 1973 oil crisis, along with political opposition and environmental controversy led British Airways (BA) and Air France to be the sole buyers. She flew most regularly from London Heathrow and Paris Charles de Gaulle to New York JFK. A crash north of Paris in 2000, caused by tyre debris piercing a fuel tank, grounded the fleet whilst modifications were carried out. This, along with her age, the unwillingness of Airbus to continue maintenance, and the downturn in US demand for flights in the light of the 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks, prompted BA and Air France to jointly decide to withdraw her from service in 2003. In retirement, Concorde remains an icon of aircraft history. Read more – ‘Concorde’.
Error to Error
From error to error one discovers the entire truth. Read more – ‘Error to Error’.
True Knowledge
True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing. And in knowing that you know nothing, that makes you the smartest of all Read more – ‘True Knowledge’.
Oscar Wilde – Anybody Can Sympathise
Anybody can sympathise with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathise with a friend's success. Read more – ‘Oscar Wilde – Anybody Can Sympathise’.
Seth Godin – Don't follow the leader
Marketers (and all human beings) are well trained to follow the leader. The natural instinct is to figure out what's working for the competition and then try to outdo it - to be cheaper than your competitor who competes on price, or faster than the competitor who competes on speed. Read more – ‘Seth Godin – Don't follow the leader’.
Donald Rumsfeld – Knowns & Unknowns
Reports that say that something hasn't happened are always interesting to me, because as we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know we know... Read more – ‘Donald Rumsfeld – Knowns & Unknowns’.
Niels Bohr – Great Ideas
Inspiration for this blog: The opposite of every great idea is another great idea. Read more – ‘Niels Bohr – Great Ideas’.