By |June 26th, 2020|Uncategorised|

IKIGAI What is IKIGAI?It is a Japanese expression of balance and harmony in life. If our life traits, perspectives, needs, and love are not balanced we will be less happy. Equally, if we force ourselves to 'live' too far in the wrong domain areas, we won't be content. Those not trying to redress the balance [...]

Full List of Winsor & Newton Artist Watercolours

By |February 29th, 2020|Uncategorised|

Errors in art shop watercolour lists - a rollout nightmare? Copyright D Stevens 2017Montaz Restaurant, St Ives, Cambs  I love watercolours, but can't buy Winsor & Newton colours I need because my local stockist has not had the correct updated display for a year. The stockist said that they have had to really push to [...]

WN Cotman 45 pan editable palette

By |February 2nd, 2020|Uncategorised|

Winsor and Newton 45 pan paletteThe 45 pan student grade palette contains all 40 Cotman series of paints in pans that are too loose in the box. It also has 5 duplicate pans of some popular colours. If you have a palette like this, what did you change? How did you solve your problems and [...]

Copywriters can help you avoid embarrassment

By |January 5th, 2020|Uncategorised|

    Reading and spelling - red flags of communication issues Your communications will look so much better and avoid embarrassment when you use a copywriter.I was delighted to discover that a local cafe have changed the huge sign over their shop from 'Breakfast-Lunch-Diner' to 'Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner'. Prominently displayed for a year, I wondered what message it [...]

Technical Communicator to Product Manager

By |October 1st, 2019|Uncategorised|

Product Manager Career Progression30th Sept 2019 Arthur and Celine gave excellent presentations of their career progressions into Product Manager and Product Marketing roles. Celine Sharpe of FIS was a Technical Writer, one of the roles covered by the ISTC (Institute of Scientific and Technical Communicators). Cambridge Network were asked for events and courses on Technical [...]

Planning ahead – monitoring progress

By |December 12th, 2018|Uncategorised|

Half way through advent is a time to pause, reflect, measure success on a personal level of planning. It doesn't matter what the project might be, or how complicated,rolling out   (aim and start time)requires       (resources)realistically responsible (targetted)activity and (work)reported       (communication throughout the lifecycle)reflection     (measurement)All too often, communication is too brief [...]

Him and Her Quilt Spools – Woodturning with Clever Resourcing

By |December 4th, 2018|Uncategorised|

Quilt binding spools - finished Spool profiles and slots Three basic shapes, A, B and 2 Cs Half profiles for Her and for Him Quilt Binding Spools HOW TO… Woodwork and Woodturning project for beginners Hold binding in a decorative and easy to dispense way.Download instructions as a Quilt binding him and [...]

Blockchain technology – the next great quick fix or a long term solution?

By |August 8th, 2018|Uncategorised|

Cows look left, right and left again... Blockchain technology – the next great quick fix or a long term solution?A small selection of food history anecdotesAuthenticate IS published an interesting whitepaper on LinkedIn exploring databases, supply chain mapping and problems in rolling out blockchain technology in the food industry. https://lnkd.in/drCseXNI'm surprised there was no [...]

How can you find out about risks?

By |February 12th, 2018|Uncategorised|

GO TO EVENT ABOUT RISKS!22nd Feb 6-8.30pm at Future Business Centre, Cambridge CB4 2HY could be your evening to discover risks you didn't know you faced and how to cope with them. Make a date to attend this important CETC event: Risk - Measure, Communicate, Mitigate. It is an evening devoted to the Science and [...]

Data Science

By |January 5th, 2018|Uncategorised|

Data Science is growing in popularity and relevant to all businesses - it's business intelligence with attitude. Where did it come from in its electronic form and how can we access and use it? How can you identify who might help you effectively? (Unravelling name tags: technical communicator, business analyst, product manager).There are three helpful [...]