Today is Ask A Stupid Question Day (click the link, I’m not making it up). “What’s that?”, I hear you ask. (I will not pass judgement on whether that is a stupid question or not). Well, it’s a day designed to encourage pupils to ask more questions in the classroom and not be afraid of looking stupid. So, take your seats because class is in session…
I’ve been afflicted this week by a stomach bug. Trying to think of a cause for the problem I have arrived at the conclusion that my seventeen month son is some sort of biological warhead, sent here to destroy me. He goes to nursery, picks up the latest illness doing the rounds and then brings it home and transmits it to me. I seem to have the immune system of a toddler – either that or poor hygiene. My wife gets off scot-free each time as well, which certainly points towards a wider conspiracy.
Don’t worry, though. I’ve been keeping an eye on everything that’s been going on across the social enterprise world from my sickbed. And what a bumper week it’s been.
Enjoy the news…
Occasionally I’m asked to speak on one of the courses that we run at SSE. It’s quite an honour, when you think of the people who have previously spoken: Michael Young, Jon Snow, Alastair Wilson – all the greats. Anyway, what’s the main piece of advice I give people? Do your research and ask for customer feedback.
This changes now. It’s nonsense. Apologies if you’ve listened to me pronounce this ‘advice’ – you should get a refund. Why? In last week’s newsletter I asked for feedback on the new design, and now I’m a confused mess. “It looks much better without the numbers”, “I miss the numbers”, “Love the cartoon you”, “The cartoon makes me want to punch you in the face”. So my new advice: don’t do feedback, don’t listen to anyone, and most importantly of all, don’t have a punchable face.
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I was lucky enough to get some email design tips recently from the good people of Really Good Emails so it gives me great pleasure to unveil a slightly refreshed look for HIGSENFY. What do you think? Hit reply and let me know – all feedback welcome! (If you’re reading this on the blog you won’t know what I’m talking about – subscribe to the email here). Don’t worry, the content will stay the same; the best social enterprise links each week and the worst jokes and irrelevant babble. But now you get a cartoon version of me to go with it (all about making it more personal or something…)
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Greetings reader. A much later than usual edition than usual but I’m still operating on American time. (I certainly wish I was when I woke up for work at the equivalent of 2 am this morning). ‘Waa waa waa Dave, first world problems, stop whining and be thankful that you’ve just had ten days on holiday’. Good point, well made. But please excuse any glaring errors this week, I’m jet-lagged and need matches to keep my eyes open.
You’ve been a busy lot while I’ve been away – enjoy this week’s news.