It’s no secret I have a big crush on GDS, and what they’re doing to create truly digital government. Pluswhich, as we say in Pittsburgh, the site is really well-written.
Government Digital Service
An important part of the work we are doing on capability building is making sure that people who will be leading public services in the future really understand what digital by default means; for policy-making and service delivery.
Civil Service Learning (CSL) run a one and a half day residential induction event, called a ‘Basecamp’, for newly appointed deputy directors and directors within the Civil Service a couple of times a year. A few weeks ago we helped CSL with one of these; for the first time it focused on a digital theme.
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Sketchnote by Mike Rohde, covering a talk by Don Miller.
From Chris Guillebeau:
1)You don’t have to live your life the way other people expect you to.
2)The world is waiting for you to figure out what only you can contribute. Take as much time as you need to find the answer, and then get started on it.
Your Cute Dog Who Gets to Go to Work at a Social Media Company Picture of the Day [It’s Pinterest, y’all}. I love that he’s found a little pocket of sun.
(Genuine) things I learned at my thought leader thing yesterday (and I apologize for the previous snark on other forms of social media, including Instagram, goddess help me):
Bob Pittman (previously MTV, now Clear Channel) loves what he does. And he still has a great radio voice. I would probably buy anything from him, just based on his voice.
It is way easier to add media to an e-commerce site than to turn a media company into a robust e-commerce environment.
One participant said: “You can’t sell stuff on a site that covers wars.” (I happen to disagree with this, but that’s a longer conversation.)
Ben Lerer of Thrillist went all in on supporting Thrillist’s JackThreads brand. He claims that they don’t outsource any of the major parts of their clothing business. He doubts that most media companies are willing to do that; it is very labor intensive.
Pier 60 at Chelsea Piers is beautiful, and their catering staff kicks ass, and tiny meatball sandwiches are delicious.
A sign I may have attended a Sandy hackathon and an e-commerce conference a little too close together.