Gartner opens up peer review awards to vendor funding

By |2021-01-02T15:01:08+01:00July 13th, 2020|

After spending millions on gift cards as rewards for people leaving reviews on Peer Insights, Gartner is opening up the program to allow vendor-funded incentives. The “Technology Provider Funded Gift Cards Program” is coming soon - probably launching along with the new Peer Insights methodology in early August.

Indefinite work from home? Be careful what you wish for…

By |2021-01-02T14:52:35+01:00June 15th, 2020|

As everyone tries to put the Coronavirus behind them and pick up the threads of their lives (how can it be mid-June already, it feels like the 97th of March…), I talked to executive coach Betina Mazzarino about the impact of the lockdown on people, and the implications of extending WFH policies for a longer term for knowledge workers.

Why the man behind the curtain should stay there

By |2020-10-28T19:29:50+01:00May 26th, 2020|

The UK Prime Minister’s special advisor, Dominic Cummings, allowed himself to be manoeuvred into a position that no special advisor wants to be in: that of needing to explain themselves to the media, on the record. Consequently the world got to see Cummings, the PM's man behind the curtain, squirm in his chair in the garden of Number 10 Downing Street, as he doggedly stuck to his story about why he broke the COVID-19 lockdown.

CeBIT is dead – long live the Hanover Messe!

By |2020-10-28T21:43:23+01:00November 30th, 2018|

Its death was inevitable, and had been predicted by many, for years. But in the end, the tech trade show monster CeBIT just had to die. CeBIT peaked in the years 2000 and 2001. It pulled in some 830,000 visitors in 2001 – but then the dotcom bubble burst. 2002 was a depressing affair, with an air of desperation, despite a still-huge number of visitors: around 700,000. By comparison, [...]

What the *heck* did you just Tweet?

By |2020-10-28T22:11:16+01:00February 27th, 2017|

A guiding principle of credible communication – especially in crisis management – is to stay on message. This also applies on Twitter, as a German regional police force realized over the weekend.

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