In spring 1988 I travelled to the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) for a week with my school. We flew from London to Moscow, stayed in the capital for a few days then took an overnight train to Leningrad (now St Petersburg), not far from the Finnish and Estonian borders.Continue reading Learning Russian
Having attended a few Lean Agile Edinburgh events (the next one being next week at the Skyscanner offices), I was excited to learn there was a similar event starting in Dundee which is significantly closer for me.Continue reading Impact mapping at the first Lean Agile Dundee
What music, no matter when you play it or whatever mood you are in, always transports you back to a happy time or happy moment in your life?Continue reading What music reminds you of a happy time?
Predictions about the paperless office have been circulating for over 40 years now. And yet here I am in 2018 sitting next to a four-drawer filing cabinet containing letters and documents about everything from my house rental and utility bills to health records, university qualifications, and work-related documents.Continue reading My paperless(-ish) office with OneNote and NAPS2
I’m finally learning Russian (again)
I am currently learning Russian and reminding myself of the integral importance that failure has in the learning process.Continue reading The importance of failure (and of praising effort not intelligence)