Author Archives: Simon I'Anson

Startup – one month in. How’s it going?

I’ve had discussions about things I never thought I’d discuss and lent a lot of thought to things I never thought I’d have to think about. For those that don’t know yet, the startup is a subscription coffee service. We … Continue reading

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The start of something new

I’m sat in Monmouth coffee on a lovely Monday morning waiting for my startup co-founder, Phil, to arrive. You read so many stories about people giving it all up to follow their dream. Well, this isn’t really one of those … Continue reading

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Keep calm…

In response to the news that Sony’s PlayStation Network has been hacked and millions of card details compromised.

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When is a deadline not a deadline?

When it’s not drop-dead. Let me explain. I have a theory. If there is an important event that the piece of work needs to be completed for then the deadline will be hit. Take the printing of an annual report. … Continue reading

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Work in progress

I’m in the process of moving this blog to its new home at Please excuse the mess while this happens. I’m also going to use the move as an excuse to broaden the remit of this blog beyond simply … Continue reading

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Is Gordon Brown still Prime Minster?

An idea that came out of nowhere in the office between Isaac and myself late yesterday evening, launched this morning and seems to have ‘gone viral‘ on Twitter in the space of a few hours. Now that’s agile! A simple answer to … Continue reading

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When design becomes less about design and more about decorating

Eric Karjaluoto over at Ideas on Ideas has written a great post about how design as a skill and profrssion has become a great mimic-fest. How there’s a race to the bottom of faddy design whipped up by very talented people who … Continue reading

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