Ashley andFaraday Media have created a new day they are calling Spouse 2.0 and today is the day.
Here's my contribution to the worthy cause of staying married whilst being a start-up junkie.
I realised the other week that my biggest failing as a spouse was not paying enough attention to the small stuff. Hey, I am busy changing the world so how am I going to notice that the floor needs vacuuming?
I just don't see it. I am on conference calls, writing spec and blog posts, designing user interfaces, speaking with India about outsourcing, etc. The goals are big, the ambition is high. Its about creating a perfect world for my family...
The problem is, it's insulting. Its leaving all the shit jobs to my spouse without noticing. I am actually quite happy to do house work, but just don't notice.
So here's what I did. I decided that the best way was to treat it like a startup and have a weekly meeting to agree on the goals and tasks for the week and literally schedule them in. I created a template which every week, without fail, we sit down and complete. Things we cover:
Here is the template we use.
Let me know if you find this useful.
Apologies for the lack of posts recently. I want to mark this moment for when I look back on my blog in the years to come and wonder what the heck happened.
The BBC have hired my good friend Anthony Rose to be the new head of digital media technology. I worked closely with Anthony while he was CTO at Altnet and I was CTO for Kazaa. He has an awesome understanding of media technology and will be a force of positive change for the Beeb. Good luck mate.
I dunno if Facebook have always done this, but feeding sponsored messages into the News Feed has to be the perfect ad. In my News Feed, I read everything and click on almost everything.
"With all the lifestreaming going on I'm wondering if anyone is actually going to create any content anymore. Instead we'll just copy it."
This is the kind of tweet I like. You could write a whole book on the thought behind it. There's a whole cultural shift in one sentence!
This sign is displayed all over Indian airports. I spent the whole flight back to Australia reflecting upon actions I could take to follow it... nope, couldn't think of one.
My research upon returning home uncovered the revelation that ISO 14001-2204 is not, in fact, a standard for clear signage in public places as you might guess, but a standard for protecting the environment.
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