Always Onward & Upward

Monday, 28 July, 2014

The Internet (of Things) to connect everything is here!

Cisco’s connection counter says that by 2020 there will be some 50 billion things connected via the Internet:

Sunday, 27 July, 2014


Making the Leap

(via goodideaexchange)

Saturday, 26 July, 2014

Weekend fun, enjoy!


Friday, 25 July, 2014

Remote - The future of work is here.

Correct, working remotely is not suited for everybody and not for all types of work tasks. But it definitely is superior to any other work arrangements in most business, intellectual, art, IT and a wide range of other office environments.

At Schumacher Partners we have worked remotely on client projects for many years within the confines of national frontiers. Thanks to the Internet we are able to actively work remotely across the globe. Change mnagement is required, though, to effectively master a multitude of barriers along the way from local office centred to remote work environments.

Working remotely is a major trend, due a large number of benefits it offers to the clients and providers of work:

Thursday, 24 July, 2014

1969 business book tops the bestseller charts after Bill Gates’ recent recommendation.

In the erly Nineties Billionaire Warren Buffett lent his copy of the 1969 book “Business Adventures” to his friend and co-billionaire Bill Gates.

Bill would read the book several times over the years and presumably acted upon insights from the stories in the book. Having recently been asked about his preferred books he would enthusiastically praise this book, which had been written by John Brooks (rip), a long-time contributor to the NewYorker.

Read the full story on Bill Gates’ blog:

This book is currently out of print, yet may be available as a used hardcopy or as an ebook (beware of ridiculous prices, though):


Wednesday, 23 July, 2014


By Dave McLaughlin, CEO at Vsnap

For many businesses that sell enterprise software, July can be a slow month. That makes it a perfect time to be experimenting with new technologies and processes. I reached out to a few contacts to ask them if they think of July in this way. Here’s what…

Fully concur with using the quiet summertime for enterprise software testing.

Tuesday, 22 July, 2014

To the memory of Adam von Trott zu Solz, a courageous German resistance fighter.

Dr Adam von Trott zu Solz (1909-1944) was a lawyer and diplomat during the dreadful time of the Third Reich. An Anglophile and a direct descendant to John Jay, a founding father of the United States of America, he desperately tried to use his prominent position as a diplomat for the German Reich to win British and US support for the German resistance movement opposing Hitler and his henchmen.

Adam travelled tirelessly across the globe to win support, yet unfortunately did not succeed. The Nazi “People’s Court” in Berlin sentenced him to death by hanging (26 August 1944) alongside other courageous German reistance fighters.

Adam von Trott zu Solz was an outstanding man, all Germans can be proud of!

Sunday, 20 July, 2014
Saturday, 19 July, 2014

Weekend summer fun, enjoy!

Thanks The NewYorker.