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What are you doing with your data?

29 September, 2010 2 comments

Video Report ScreenshotThis video report on data visualisation is awesome if you can spare the hour of watch – plus the rest of the time you will spend clicking on the various links.

A great piece of information visualisation/ consolidation in itself.
http://datajournalism.stanford.edu/

Something I will return to over and over.

Keith

PS. “We aren’t in an information age, we are in an entertainment age.” – Tony Robbins

Robots or Linchpins? How about both!

3 September, 2010 1 comment
GonkBot from JeffSotoArt

GonkBot from JeffSotoArt

I would love to have a robot working for me, even an old one….

(I have borrowed the Star Wars Gonk Bot image from JeffSotoArt – he has a variety of images for sale there – beautiful work)

I am a big fan of Seth Godin and the ideas expressed in Linchpin around emotional labour. I have also seen a similar idea expressed by another favourite blog of mine Christopher S Penn’s Awaken your Superhero around the idea of not having robots working for you.

While I do like the sentiment they express, I am very aware that my own work in building an automated reporting solution within Excel is pushing relentlessly to doing substantial amounts of work robotic-ally.

I think the point I would want to make though is: We don’t have to choose between robots and Linchpins.  Both have their place and both together can be very effective indeed!

Keith

PS. “You are remembered for the rules you break.” Douglas MacArthur

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