Back with a vengeance

Posted by on Aug 31, 2007 in Uncategorized | 3 Comments

Image186 pic c/o werner forman archive

Back renewed, refreshed and reborn – almost. Hardly any internet, lots of omega-3 type fish and a good dose of Spanish sunshine seem to have done the trick.

It’s given me the chance to chew over what’s happened in the last few months – the new stuff and some new angles on old debates. Feel full to bursting with lots of new thoughts for what might come next.

There’s some more stuff on what emerged in San Diego; there’s further developments on the Age of Conversation book; the Planning for Good initiative (more of which anon); why the Long Tail is only half the story and happiness human-shaped; how “I” is a handicap to much of our thinking about humans, human behaviour and what to do about it. And probably some more stuff on the Diana-fest I missed out on while I was in Spain. And why cricket is the most taxing of games…

Also and this is for you, Trems – if I can find the photos I took of it – my gadget of the year: a fishing bait dispensing machine. Yesireebob! You pays your money and makes your choice…

Exciting and busy few weeks coming up also: I’m at NESTA with a personal hero of mine, Howard Rheingold, a week Tuesday (11th) talking about what underpins mass collaboration and then at IDEO‘s Big Wednesday talking about Perception on the (12th) and hopefully a trip down to Pimlico to see Matthew’s gang before a little trip out to Berlin for ESOMAR 07 to explain the HERD paradigm in market and social research to the peeps. And that’s just the first half of the month…

Oh, yes and some paid work to do somehow

Who wants some, eh?


  1. Susan
    September 1, 2007

    Hello, I saw your face on KRConnect. I picked up on your comment here re Howard Rheingold. I mentioned him some time back on Kevin’s blog – about his painted shoes!

  2. Mark Earls
    September 1, 2007

    Thanks for stopping by. I’ll look for HR’s fancy footwear…

  3. John
    September 1, 2007

    It appears that I shall be at both events, so I am hoping these will be completely different performances in order to justify the price of admission ;O)