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Happy New Year! Some holiday (back-to-work?) reading

Hope you had a view as good as this

Happy New Year! I hope the holiday season was a good one for you, and that you spent it with people you love. I did.

Now it’s Monday the 12th, the day when I told several people I’d be back at work. My body’s back at work, but I don’t know about the rest of me!

Of course, I’m passionate about what I do, so my thoughts are never far from business and online and people and society etc… but I really appreciate how holidays give you the time to think big, without having to react to everything so fast.

Just in case you’re still on holiday, and you’ve got some time to read, here’s what I’ve been writing in the latter half of 2008:

In Idealog I wrote about a brilliant up-and-coming business, YMedia. It’s not the first time I’ve come across this talented duo, and I’m sure it’s not the last!

I’ve reviewed the book Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns in Idealog Magazine and also on iJumpTV.

I also reviewed The Game-Changer: How You Can Drive Revenue and Profit Growth with Innovation in Idealog and on iJumpTV.

And quite a bit earlier in the year, July in fact, I wrote (in Idealog again) about how businesses can gain insight in order to innovate. Much of the inspiration for that article came from Nathan Baird, founder of The Hive. Not surprisingly, I also interviewed him on iJumpTV. Hmmm… I see a theme here.

I also wrote a couple of articles for Startup Magazine, one about targeting a niche market (with a couple of examples) and a column simply introducing social media, which was republished in the NZ Herald.

There’s more to come this year. At the moment I’m doing most of my writing day-to-day on MadYoungThing, followed by some more polished pieces for the iJump blog. Enjoy!

And as always, this isn’t a monologue. I want to hear what you think!

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