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North East England Technology

Why the Tyne, Wear and Tees region should be the Silicon Valley(s) of the UK.

It’s a bold statement to make, but what would have to happen to make this a reality? To answer the question its worth looking back to understand how ‘the other’ Silicon Valley came to be. The majority of the world’s top technology companies didn’t just happen to find themselves in Silicon Valley by chance, and […]

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North East England

Why wouldn’t you start, grow or move your business to the North East of England?

Why wouldn’t you start, grow or move your business to the North East of England. Great work life balance, great cost of living, great income distribution, great universities, great environment, and an excellent workforce. Full report here

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Business Innovation leadership Success Technology

Why “why” is the most important question every business should ask themselves!

Why “why” is the most important question every business should ask themselves! If you have 20mins grab a coffee and watch this excellent TED talk.

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Process Technology WEB

I Love Agile

A month or so ago someone told me that they wanted to introduce Agile development but they had heard that I didn’t like Agile. I have to say that I was shocked by this as it isn’t true, I love Agile. I love Agile for its flexibility, I love Agile as it brings the customer […]

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Technology

You need to hire for Innovation

Originally posted on Stuart Lynn Consulting:
Innovation is a topic very close to my heart and a few weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending an excellent workshop delivered by Dr Anne Stevens the VP of Design at Kone elevators. The session was hugely insightful and very educational… and whilst I’m not going to…

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General Process WEB

The World’s Favorite Airline – Not Today!

I’ve travelled with British Airways a lot with business and pleasure over the years and I have to say my experience has generally been positive … until yesterday! I’m off to New York on a short break with the family and my story begins upon receipt of the email from BA that check in is […]

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General Innovation Technology WEB

Global technology company supporting the North East technology revolution

This is a copy of a great article that one of my guys had published today. Sage, the only FTSE 100 technology company is now 32 years old, and with over six million customers is the third largest business software company worldwide. In 1981 it was just another North East tech start-up with a feverish ambition to […]

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Golf Technology

A bad tradesman always blames his tools…

How many times have you heard that? I’d rather think of it as a good tradesman always uses the best tools, or at least looks after his tools. Reading the title of this post you’d be excused for thinking it’s about DIY when in fact it’s about golf. A few years ago I was proud […]

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Cars

How difficult should it be to buy a car?

More difficult than you might think. Earlier this week Liz and I went to look for a replacement for her Ford S Max. The S Max has been a good car but it’s time for a change and Liz had in mind the Audi Q5. So off we went to the local Audi garage to […]

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Technology

How to make Agile work for product development… It’s all about the people

Originally posted on Stuart Lynn Consulting:
Some background before I get into the detail, I’ve been developing small, medium and large ‘shrink wrapped’ products for the past 12 years and before that I worked on large multi-million pound in house projects. Why do I give this background? Well it’s to set context in relation to…