Categories
General Innovation

You need to hire for Innovation

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 share the details verbatim, I thought […]

Categories
Cars General Technology

How ironic that the Red Bull team are relaxed, did they know they were going to win?

Another video post from my visit to the British GP at Silverstone this year. This time it’s looking into the Red Bull garage. Of all the teams in the pit lane they looked (and sounded) the most relaxed. Surely you would expect the opposite effect with Red Bull! Did they know Mark Webber was going to […]

Categories
Cars General Technology

Memories from Silverstone with the Marussia Team (Turn up the volume the sound is awesome)

Following on from my “Petrolhead Dream Heaven” post a few days ago I promised to share some of the videos I took from inside the Marussia garage. The first is of the mechanics making some last minute changes to the cars before practice starts: Not long after here’s Charles Pic leaving the garage (how clean […]

Categories
Cars

F1 Safety Car and Medical Car Racing… turn up your volume

From the British Grand Prix, the safety car and the medical car having a race… What if they crash? Not to worry they have two safety cars… But they only have one Medical Car

Categories
Cars General Innovation Technology

Petrolhead – Dream Heaven

Being a certified petrolhead one of my long time ambitions was to go behind the scenes of a Grand Prix and witness first-hand what goes on inside a F1 garage. Most people normally associate F1 with the world of designer attire, fine wine, and of course a fair amount of corporate schmoozing. Whilst I don’t […]

Categories
General Process

Scottish Power – A story of Excellent Customer Experience

If you read my blog you’ll know I’m a great believer in shouting about great service when I come across it and this time I’d like to shout out Scottish Power. We’ve been a customer of Scottish Power for a few years now and we’ve generally been happy with their service. However a few weeks […]

Categories
General Humour Technology

The UK Tax system explained (in beer…)

I recently picked this up on Facebook and prompted by the recent LibDem conference I thought I’d share it here on the blog… Suppose that every day, ten men go out for beer and the bill for all ten comes to £100… If they paid their bill the way we pay our taxes, it would go something […]

Categories
Cars General Technology WEB

Jaguar XK – The Seducer

Finally got round to taking some pictures of the new pride and joy… Also been playing around with iPhoto which is really cool…

Categories
Cars General Humour

My life with cars (Part 7) – Two Jags and the seductress

I set out to write about the cars I’ve had over the past 35 years, but 4000 words later, I ended up writing about the many fond memories I’ve had around car ownership and life in general. This is part 7, the final part. Jaguar XFS My first ever Jaguar was the chosen replacement and […]

Categories
Cars General Humour

My life with cars (Part 6) – A story of love at first sight

I set out to write about the cars I’ve had over the past 35 years, but 4000 words later, I ended up writing about the many fond memories I’ve had around car ownership and life in general. This is part 6. TVR Chimaera One day I stumbled across a very nice TVR Chimaera. I’d heard […]