The Guardian is out. The NYT is also out. Many publishers are ‘cooling off‘, among them BBC News, National Geographic and The Wall Street Journal. By some accounts they are fleeing. But why? Quite simply, placing your content on another’s platform is an investment—the desired return being more eyeballs, more engagement (however you measure that), and more… Continue reading Instant Articles failed to save the news business. Now what?
This is a personal post, and my hope in writing it is that it helps someone else who finds themselves in the same position. In October 2016 my position at RNZ was disestablished, and I left my job of 35 years. What followed was an identity crisis. What would I do next? What could I… Continue reading You are not your job – thoughts on life after redundancy
I have just finished reading Competing Against Luck, a book that outlines the latest thinking in Jobs Theory. That theory is built on a simple premise which, according to Clay Christensen, is: “When we buy a product, we essentially ‘hire’ something to get a job done. If it does the job well, when we are confronted with the… Continue reading What I Learned From Talking to my Customers
Media reports detailing the abuse of those in State care have appeared frequently over the last decade or two. At various times there have been claims the abuse was systemic, with denials by the Government. Having known several people who were put into State care, and who were abused, I took a keen interest in… Continue reading Was the abuse systemic?
I was in the market for a new laptop, and purchased an old MacBook Pro – the last of the mid-2015 models – instead of the new, thinner, touch bar model. Why? Firstly, I think the touch bar is a gimmick that did not speak to my needs. Secondly, the ports. I use only one dongle occasionally,… Continue reading Why I bought an old MacBook Pro
Over the last few years I have been releasing browser and OS stats for http://www.radionz.co.nz and The Wireless. I left RNZ today (Friday), so this will be the last of these posts, based on data from October 2016. I hope you’ve found them useful. In October 2016 we can see that the Chrome browser use has fallen and has been… Continue reading RNZ Browser and OS Stats for October 2016
Update: I started work at Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand in January 2017. Early in November I’ll be leaving RNZ where, for the last 11 years, I’ve led the development of its award-winning digital platforms. Now, as they say, I’m open to opportunities. (firstname.lastname@example.org) I’m looking for a position as a product lead,… Continue reading I’m looking for a new challenge!