Showing posts from June, 2014

The Future As Seen By Me In 2010

Well looky here, things one has scanned in eh. (ignore the photo, that's some guy that made some accounting software, not sure what became of him ;) MIKE RIVERSDALE is fuming. The expensive headphones he bought in Sydney three weeks ago have just died. His first reaction is not to randomly spill expletives into his coffee, but to use his iPhone to vent his frustration to his Twitter con- tacts, under the moniker Miramar Mike. "I will also put, 'What should I do?' It's a conversation. I'm reaching out to the people following me." The council predicts hand-held digital devices such as smartphones will rule the world in 2040. They already rule the life of Mr Riversdale, whose company WaveAdept helps businesses adapt - their computing sys- tems to allow staff to work from anywhere - and with anyone. In order of fre- equency, he uses his iPhone to tweet (1136 followers; 8363 tweets since joining), e-mail, make phone calls and use online services, such as checki

3 Ways To Know Your A 'Survivalist' And Not A Start-up Any More

( originally posted on NZE ) When you start a business it can, and should, be an exhilarating adventure as you step into a whole new way of being with yourself, your peers, your market and even your family and friends. Taking the step into entrepreneurship is usually one full of trepidation, worry, unknowns and stresses. The downsides of being a company owner are rarely discussed, rarely acknowledged and are almost always front and centre for every business founder. If you're going to become a 'start-up' my single biggest advice is don't do it alone . Make sure you have an equal business partner who is as excited as yourself to be going on the adventure. Someone that you trust enough to open up to when the stresses become close to tipping edge. Someone that you can raise your wine glass to when you know you've just done something amazing. Someone that you don't have to explain what it is you do, where you're going, which clients are a pain and why.

Internet = Human Right, But In NZ?

Without the Internet everything (well, almost) I do for a living grinds to a halt. But more importantly a vast amount of what I do outside of work would also be impeded and I don't think I'm alone in this. On the latest Access Granted podcast I mentione the growth in importance of th Internet to all Kiwis as documented on the Wiki New Zealand site: source: Clearning my Twitter favourites today I was lead to  +Clare Curran 's  +New Zealand Labour Party  post, " Why a spy-free internet should be a human right " which made me think that surely the rest of the hip cool political parties in New Zealand have something similar Assuming @NZGreens and @InternetPartyNZ have same policy as @clarecurranmp 's @labour one - "Internet = human right": — Mike Riversdale (@MiramarMike) June 20, 2014 So off I tootled, first the  +Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand : Ah, here we go - @NZGreens ,

iBeacon Part 2 - Video From Mark Of 3Months

Following on from my What Is iBeacon - is it Apple Only? post is this insightful talk from +Mark Pascall :

Result 9 - The Review

Following on from my review of the #r9sw "start-up" weekend , here's a very cool video put together for MBIE.