First thing I've realised - Monday is the wrong day for weeknotes. My head's full of the week ahead, not the week behind. It's already a struggle to remember last week. So this will inevitably be brief. And the next one will probably be on a Friday.
I've signed up to do a couple of days a week for a large sports-related organisation, but I haven't signed a contract yet, and I'm not sure if I'm allowed to talk about it, so it'll have to remain anonymous for now. Good, nice, smart people and it's so nice to be thinking about sport and sports culture again though. It's something I've done most of my working-life, I've never been the world's biggest sports fan per se, but I've always been fascinated by how it intersects with culture and society. Same as with cars and fashion. And technology.
I caught myself saying this in a meeting last week: "It may not be obvious to look at me, but I know a lot of about running."
Tom and I also had a meeting about a secret thing with a secret person, which was interesting and secret. And we've been working on something vaguely related to SAP which has involved looking at lots of these and researching radar screens and sound archives which has been a joy. Need to fix up a date to debrief that.
And, I did a spot of pontificating for the COI, about learning organisations and learning in organisations. I haven't really spoken/thought about that properly before. Made me realise I've seen a lot of of different companies deal with that in different ways, it might be something to write about some time.
And, speaking of writing, the blog is finally starting to be of some use to me. After I wrote last week's entry about weeknotes Wired got in touch to suggest that as a topic for a column - which is such a blessing because I've just delivered one and it means I've got four whole weeks to swim it around my head before writing it. And, after I wrote this, Campaign asked me to do a feature for them on the same topic, which gives me an excuse to research it properly. Result.
And, of course, there's Newspaper Club. Not much for me to do this week. We're pushing out beta invites, waiting to see what people make of it. It's exciting. And seeing people's (so far, very positive) reactions is incredibly satisfying.