What? A video reminding us to look up from our screens, and connect with those around us (as well as ourselves). Where? Shared on Facebook by Jen Johnson Kampanaos, a lovely lady that I had the pleasure of meeting in business school and with whom, ironically, I keep in touch via Facebook. So what? I … Continue reading Spotted elsewhere: Can We Auto-Correct Humanity?
The 7yo found this phone in the bottom of a drawer. He has been playing with it for a few days and, today, he asked: But how did you write in it? I explained about clicking on a key once to get the first letter, twice to get the second one, etc... He insisted: No, … Continue reading The old phone
This message popped up on my Twitter feed this week, as I was adding a few more things to my to do list (and starting to feel increasingly anxious about the next few weeks): A great little reminder, don't you think?
In recent days, I came across 3 persons from very different ages and life circumstances that have one thing in common: each of them has been been struggling with a difficult situation by themselves. Talking with each of these 3 persons reminded me of a message that I sent to my students not long ago. … Continue reading A personal message that I sent to my students
A lovely surprise, following my presentation at the Management Learning conference.
Phew! I survived AcWriMo 2012, a month long initiative of focused academic writing (more information here). My pledge for AcWriMo was to write 100 minutes every day and to produce 6 specific outputs, including revising and resubmitting one paper, writing a book review and working on other articles. In the end, I wrote an average … Continue reading Reflection on AcWriMo 2012
In my role, I get to hear my fair share of complaining. It's not that there are a lot of problems, it's just that, when there are problems, I tend to know about them. Sometimes, it is the students, sometimes it is colleagues and sometimes it is management. I try to look at the bright … Continue reading So glad to hear that…
That’s right. I am going back to the ‘learner’s seat’. I joined a course on Social Network Analysis at Coursera. I am familiar with Social Network Theory and even used it in the past, but I don’t really know how to model social networks. So, this will be a very important addition to my … Continue reading I am going back to school
At my eye appointment, today, the optometrist was intrigued by my surname and asked where I was from, originally. When I replied 'Portuguese', he said 'Ah, yes, Portuguese people...' and he proceeded to list a number of characteristics he thought Portuguese people had. Strangely, I was quite put off by that conversation and have … Continue reading One of a kind, please
Well, it’s official. So, I am delighted to share the news with you: From July, I am taking on the role of academic lead for the Masters programme(s) in Marketing at Oxford Brookes University. I am really excited about the role. I feel that it complements my anti-resume very nicely because it puts me in … Continue reading I’ve got news for you