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Are you still an Enterprise 2.0 Evangelist?

So what’s been keeping me from blogging lately?

It’s been a funny, yet exciting couple of months.  On the good side things, I have been really busy working on some very exciting projects.  One such project is managing the redevelopment of an Enterprise 2.0 start-up’s product interface.  They have a great product and great team, yet the existing interface just wasn’t cutting it in this 2.0 world.  The project has been challenging but great fun.  We are in week 7 of 10, after which I’ll do a post and screen cast on the entire project.  It will make a great case study and I’ll be proud to show off the new interface.  The company is http://www.whatever-company.com/

Another thing keeping me busy is the Web 2.0 University launch in the UK.  On the 30th September, Dion Hinchcliffe will bring the first ever Web 2.0 Executive Bootcamp to London.  I’m working with Dion on the logistics and promotion.  Full details are here: http://www.web2uni.co.uk/

What about the not so good things?  Well, as I took a short break in conference attendance and speaking, I increased my consumption of online information.  As a result I think I overdosed on Enterprise 2.0 topics, opinions and write ups.  I started to get just a bit tired of all the SharePoint BS (which it really is), over inflated egos and brash opinions from those on the sidelines.  I guess I suffered overexposure to the echo chamber.  As a result I decided to bury myself in implementation and business development.

I’m now emerging from the other side and will resume normal service.  I’m more passionate about Enterprise 2.0 and Web 2.0 than ever.

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Trip to Texas

Here’s a short video of my recent trip to Texas. It’s cobbled together with Flickr images, a random song, a video creation script/service and presented through Jumpcut.

Why am I publishing this? To demonstrate how by using a bunch of free web based tools it’s now easy to produce this level of content. Compare this to some of the ‘professionally’ produced corporate material you see inside organisations. User generated material won’t completely replace professional content from the comms department but it will shake things up a bit!

My seven things

Prompted by Marcel and Sid:

     

  1. I hate corporate speak. No, I mean really hate it. Especially if you’re not the CEO. It’s a sell out to who you are.

  2. My best job was working on the beach renting out chalets. I spent 95% of my day reading books and looking at the scenery.

  3. I’ve been stabbed. Seriously, I took a knife in the leg when I was much younger.

  4. I’m not a big fan of flying. However, I don’t let it stop me and it’s getting better.

  5. I drive a van. My friends and family think I’m mad, but I like it. It’s a nice new one, small and sporty.

  6. I’m too ambitious. I get myself stressed out and worked up when I don’t achieve my goals. I’m learning to be more content without loosing the hunger.

  7. A year after leaving a bad school with bad grades, I won a national award for best business student of the year. At the time I felt embarrassed. I also won a national poetry competition when I was at the ‘bad’ school. It was a poem about the environment and it’s in a book somewhere. I’ve not written a poem since and don’t feel the urge to do so anytime soon!

At the end of these things you are supposed to ‘tag’ people you want to write up their seven things. I’ll just leave it open to anyone who reads my blog, if you want to post your own. I quite enjoyed it.