The launch of the Amazon Echo and Dot in the UK herald the acceleration of a world in which voice commands to our devices will become the norm over the next 5 years. Voice recognition software never really took off did it? There are some who use digital dictation to send files to part-time typists…
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Eight days off the grid and 301 emails waiting for me when I sat down in The Bunker yesterday (Sunday) morning. Cue violin….. As a sole trader I have no choice but to invest my Sunday in catch up mode as the travel calendar is full, I’m in demand (thank you) and Phillippa has the…
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Rather inconsiderate, if I may say so, to issue the press release on the Friday morning that I’m frantically attempting to complete my task list before departing for a Northumberland coastal cottage, having committed to one lady and two excited hunting dogs that I’ll be off the grid for a week. Now, the biggest sacrifice…
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My family are working class. As on only child in the 60’s, I can remember the occasions when we would receive lousy customer service, sometimes because the products and services we were buying weren’t up to scratch, at other times because the person delivering would be looking down her nose at us. My father’s reaction…
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I’m looking for 5 new clients from March 2017 Here’s a shopping list of the outcomes I can deliver for you: if you are building a micro-corporate, I can help with acquisitions and with the integration of new practices into your group or I can help you to locate, open and grow a cold squat…
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I’ve been an early bird since the age of 15, influenced by my father, Charlie Barrow, a constable in the Greater Manchester Police who worked shifts which were: Early Shift: 7 AM to 3 PM Late Shift: 3 PM to 11 PM Night Shift: 11 PM to 7 AM So two-thirds of the time I…
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I was in Belfast the morning of the Brexit result. Here I am in Belfast again this morning, visiting the same practice – the lovely folks at Creative Smiles. Me being here clearly isn’t good for world history. Soz. What do you and I do in these circumstances? I can imagine that social media, the…
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Brexit happened because apathetic Millennials couldn’t be bothered voting for us to stay in Europe. If Trump wins, it will be because apathetic Democrats think Hillary has it stitched up. Referendums and elections are frequently decided by the people who don’t show up. The success of a business is frequently decided by the team members…
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