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24 September 2014

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  1. After the flood | Journal

    Max Gadney on ten things learned after three years in business. Includes “No Hobbies” and “No Babyfoot”. Focus.

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  • philgyford’s avatar

    @adrianhon Yeah, my calendar is suddenly full of several years of things I’d forgotten!

  • philgyford’s avatar

    @adrianhon I still like it. Putting its iCal feed in my calendar recently made a difference. Helps me remember what I’ve been doing!

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    Swarm’s taking the piss now. It’s stopped telling me how many check-ins at offices “Tom” has, and is now telling me about “Matt”.

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    @monkchips I didn’t say that. Take action! Everyone likes different kinds of action. I, me, personally, don’t want to run a conference.

  • philgyford’s avatar

    @hyper_linda @andylolz Yeah. Much more fun and exciting than trying to improve, or just help, a decades-old organisation.

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    @monkchips I’m not saying there *shouldn’t* be a conference like that. I’m just wary of people talking, feeling better, but not *doing*.

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    @monkchips Yes, as a thought experiment to imagine what a different kind of (part of) tech industry might look like.

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    @andylolz Oh definitely. I think that’s a fault of tech(?) culture - people like to start new sites/charities/etc rather than help existing.

  • philgyford’s avatar

    @andylolz Thanks. I helped build the original They Work For You. Although that put me off doing more similar things :)

  • philgyford’s avatar

    @andylolz Thanks. I’m currently working for Citizens Advice.

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    @hyper_linda I have never even tried, so have respect for anyone who’s tried.

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    @blaine I’m sure! I think they’re just not in the tech world that makes the most noise within my hearing. (Which isn’t their fault.)

  • philgyford’s avatar

    A StackExchange site where you ask which StackExchange site you should post your question on.

  • philgyford’s avatar

    @bobbie @george08 Combine the Magnums! A collective of moustached Ferrari-driving, rifle-toting photographers, eating chocolate ice creams.

  • philgyford’s avatar

    @george08 Seems a bit pointless to start an organisation with no idea what it would actually *do* :)

  • philgyford’s avatar

    More useful than putting on a conference along those lines: actually running an organisation along those lines.

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    @monkchips @felix_cohen @shoreditchvh @andybudd @paulrobertlloyd Go for it! (I'm not much of a conference organiser though.)

  • philgyford’s avatar

    @Thayer Thanks…. I barely like going to conferences, never mind putting them on :)

  • philgyford’s avatar

    @chrislunch Any time!

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    @chrislunch "Very droll, Prime Minister"