A good week over and sitting at my kitchen table with a glass of beer listening to Van Morrison and trying to stay out of the way of the teenagers on a sleepover.
Covered a few miles this week but it’s always great to get out and about even if that means not being able to service the demands of my inbox. The long trip to Torquay was really worthwhile. It gave me a (brief) chance to catch-up with developments in England. Listen to a seminar on OFSTED’s findings about ICT. Find out how our progress with Glow compares. Not to mention catch-up on my reading.
On the subject of reading I am really enjoying Chris Anderson’s The Long Tail (good summary in Wikipedia and well worth a read). Helped me to understand why it took us so long to close the Scottish Virtual Teacher Centre down. The sub-title ‘how endless choice is creating unlimited demand’ in our business means that we need to make sure that we continue to cater for minority interests, niche markets, specialisms etc and not just the big hits.
Norman Drummond sent me a really inspirational book ‘Tuesdays with Morrie’. Another one I would recommend.