Posts Tagged ‘exeter university’

I met Conrad Humphreys today

Conrad Humphreys is a round the world sailor from Exmouth. At 26 he became the youngest winner of the BT Global Challenge. He gave an inspiring talk on team work today at Exeter Uni, an event I also spoke at. Enjoy.

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Generational Management 

If you’re managing more than a few people, there’s a good chance they might cross generations and guess what, those guys have different needs. I believe strongly that its not up to them to change, its up to you as a leader to adapt and understand those needs so you can get the best from…

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Using Social Media to Enhance Employability

I’m really excited as tomorrow I’m going to be spending the morning with students at Exeter University, talking about Social Media and how it can help their job prospects. We all know its a tough world out there right now and getting a job is a lot harder than when I left the same University,…

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Carpe Diem

A couple of months ago I moved house with my fiancé. Part of the ‘the deal‘ was that I had to clear out a load of old rubbish I’d been hoarding for many years, including items like school reports & projects, old clothes and bits of memorabilia that I’d kept along the years. I drew…

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Calling All Exeter Based Recruitment Agents

I’ve got an exciting new project to tell you about today. We’ve just launched a new project that’s been under wraps for the last 6-12 months – YourJobsBoard.co.uk Over the last ten years we’ve worked closely with many recruitment companies in the South West and especially in Exeter where we are based. We’ve built lots…

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Web Design Company in Exeter – Early Optix

A lot of people have asked me how Optix Solutions came to be, so I thought I’d write a quick post on how it happened. The year was 1999 and myself, James and two friends were all studying computer science at Exeter University. The course didn’t actually include web design although one of our lectures…

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Interview with Banksy and James

This post was done last year for our ninth birthday at Optix. As we turn ten next Monday I thought I’d revisit the interview for those that missed it. Interview with James Dawkins and Alastair Banks of Optix Solutions: It’s hard to believe that Alastair and James were merely 20 years old when they joined…

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My first blog post – The purpose of this all

So what is the purpose of this blog then? And before some of you say its to inflate my ego, i can assure you thats only part of the reason.. 😉 While thinking about our (Optix) 10th birthday this July, i had one of those ‘moments of realisation’. People have always said how well we’ve…

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