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A change or a rest?

This week will be my last working week at Telford & Wrekin Council as I’m taking voluntary redundancy. I have worked at the Council since I left school 25 years ago and although I’m sad to be leaving the many … Continue reading

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Do you still use a cassette tape or a phonograph?

Copied from Communities of Practice This is my last blog post to Communities of Practice. The site will soon become obsolete (31st March 2012); I am sad that the CoP site is coming to an end but I’m also excited about the brand … Continue reading

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New Year Resolutions

For many 2012 will start with the usual New Year’s resolutions, Teresa Wozniak an Illustrator from Halifax, Canada produced the poster shown below with a few suggestions. I didn’t really make any resolutions but finish every book you have started reading and spend … Continue reading

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The 10,000 Hour Rule

10,000 hours is believed by many to be the magic number of hours needed to become an expert or the best in a particular field. Malcolm Gladwell discusses the 10,000 hour rule in his book Outliers, Gladwell states “Practice isn’t the … Continue reading

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A free tool to help map your thoughts

Freemind is an open source software package which allows the user to map out ideas (or mindmap) projects or thoughts visually. The software is relatively easy to use, create new branches using the return key, drag and drop or use ctrl + arrows to … Continue reading

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Photographs as Infographics

Back in June I discussed the possibilities of using photographs as infographics and mentioned the work of Jose Duarte on Flickr, with a little imagination this method of creating infographics can produce powerful and informative images. Peter Orntoft is a Graphic … Continue reading

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Social Networks, how many really?

The Development Plans Team at Telford & Wrekin Council are about to start a consultation exercise, a key part of this work involves making the statistics real and understandable. For example 500 houses doesn’t mean anything without some context or comparison. In the … Continue reading

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