Monthly Archives: November 2007

“Rules for Revolutionaries”

This is a post I wrote elsewhere, in November 2007.

I went to a talk called “Rules for Revolutionaries”; since this was being given at the Edinburgh University Business School, you can guess that it wasn’t trying to get all the budding MBA students to emulate Che Guvera or Fidel Castro; instead it was proposing a different way of looking at management.

I should have warmed to this: it hit a lot of the right buttons for me; but I didn’t.
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Mark Fletcher talking on blogging

This is a post I wrote elsewhere a year ago, in November 2007.

Mark Fletcher gave a talk at Edinburgh University Business School about blogging.

Mark set up bloglines, one of the first RSS aggregators (and the one I use. Sometimes). I didn’t know this before I went along, I was just interested in the subject.

It was an interesting talk – though I am not sure that I learned much I didn’t already know from playing around on the net. Mark gave some stats from Technorati, which he was healthily sceptical about, showing the vast spread of blogs and the blogosphere, and he talked about how blogs can be used by businesses; but none of it was stuff I hadn’t really thought of for myself.
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