What most schools don’t teach
Code touches almost every aspect our lives. It’s in our work. It’s in our friendships. It’s ever present. Yet how many of us know how to code? How many of us understand the incredible language used to build the applications that we’ve come to depend upon? More and more people believe that coding should now be part of our children’s curriculum. It should be taught alongside maths and literature. If you don’t agree, check out this video. It makes a compelling case.
The trust revolution
I continue to be amazed at how Salesforce is driving enterprises to embrace a new era of customer relationships, a new era of customer engagement, a new era of customer connectivity. Yes, I appreciate that this is the core of Salesforce’s business but they take it further than any other company. They are customer evangelists. They are helping to drive companies to new heights of customer satisfaction and in today’s social economy that’s vital for any organisation that wants to succeed.
Let’s talk products
We launched the first in a new range of product videos a few weeks ago and had some great fun developing their look and feel. The sound really helps to evoke the tone and accentuate the visuals. Looking forward to sharing more of these in a few weeks.
A mindful approach to life
A few months ago I was introduced to the practice of mindfulness and the work of Jon Kabat-Zinn. Since this time I’ve been exploring ways to develop a more mindful approach to my life, to my work and to who I am. If you’re not familiar with mindfulness, take a few minutes from your schedule and check out this TED talk from Andy Puddicombe. It’s a great introduction to the concept.
The success indicator
I continually find myself examining the qualities and characteristics of people whom I admire. What is it about them that I find appealing? What is it about them that drives their success? While there’s no clearly defined list, I was intrigued by this infographic. Now, which side are you?
Connecting: A film on Interaction Design and User Experience
It’s fascinating to see how technology is evolving, how it’s increasingly becoming a seamless extension of our lives. As software continues to advance and network access becomes evermore ubiquitous, the relationship between humans and technology is rapidly intertwining. This video explores the importance of interaction design in this development and casts a tantalising glance at the coming era of the Internet of Things.