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Welcome to 2014 and Year 3

Appropriately, we had 14 posts for Week 1 of 2014. It’s wonderful when coincidences like that happen (and if I managed to miss your post, it will go into Week 2’s list). I was delighted to see posts from a

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Chocolate emergency? Dial mine,mine, mine…

Warning: the link below leads to a post that may be not safe to read if you really like chocolate (there are even pictures). I can leave chocolate sitting in a cupboard for months but Jane’s post almost had me

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Changing Times with Prof Kate Pickett

Kate Pickett, Professor of Inequalities in Health at York University, epidemiologist and author, takes a thoughtful look at how society has changed over the last couple of decades, and how inequality affects our society as a whole. Changing Times by Professor Kate

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Doodling and learning, briefs and bags

Week 13 summary happened to fall within the Easter weekend, so Happy Easter to all of you! Or Happy Spring Day or whatever for those who would rather not be wished a Happy Easter. One of the chicks in the

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Why on earth sponsor an Unconference?

Mark Braggins writes about sponsoring an unconference, considers the return on investment,* the opportunities presented by attending and mixing with other sponsors as well as the attendees. When you have read it, if you are a company or organisation with

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Dorset Enterprises

I hope that everyone reads this moving blog by Peter Olding about how a great small company which provided employment for disabled people has been affected by market forces and local government savings. Dorset Enterprises by Peter Olding.

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Posted in budget cuts, design, disability, industry, local government, private sector, websites, working practices

‘People buy from People’. A lesson for knowledge workers from Deenna Boutique and Neath Music

Chris Bolton has been hearing about a new website to support the town of Neath, and developing relationships with people. He shares this and the genius initiative by Neath Music shop: ‘Local Stars playing reasonably priced guitars.’ ‘People buy from

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The Untitled One

Hello lovely people, it is me, Kate Bentham standing in this week as guest curator. I have to say I’ve had a fabulous week reading all your blogs, there were 23 in total, so great to see the numbers still so high into

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So much more than numbers

Are there 5 or 6 new contributors to Week 2 of Weekly Blog Club’s Year 2? I lost track – but I can tell you that there have been 10 first-time contributors in the first 2 weeks of this year.

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What Quora says about how to market an app

Janet Harkin writes a very useful post on how to market an app if you lack a fortune to spend on marketing, and lack an influential celebrity friend who loves your app. What Quora says about how to market an

Posted in apps, Business, communicating, private sector, social media, working practices