Innovating Aston Martin

I’ve always loved Aston Martin. Their cars are quintessentially British; six different models have featured in the James Bond movies, with the DB5 starring in eight different Bond films. Established in 110 years ago in 1913, they’re on the of the few remaining British automotive manufacturers. They’re beautiful, they sound amazing, and they have an incredibly heritage. However, as a company, they’re not doing that well. They listed on the London Stock Exchange in 2018 at a market cap of ~$5bn; by 2020 it had dropped to <$1bn, up to ~$4bn in 2021, down to ~$0.

Explore a Career in Business Analysis (LinkedIn Learning) Course Notes

https://www.linkedin.com/learning/paths/explore-a-career-in-business-analysis https://www.iiba.org/career-resources/a-business-analysis-professionals-foundation-for-success/babok/ What Is Business Analysis?https://www.linkedin.com/learning/what-is-business-analysis Provide a bridge between technical and business viewpoints As a Professional: Certification (IIBA, BCS, …) Competencies: e.g. facilitation, problem-solving, negotiation, industry/organisational knowledge Research Career paths Internally, from a commercial (marketing, sales, finance) role Internally, from an IT role (e.g. product support) As a graduate who enjoys problem solving, research, analysis Business Analysis Foundationshttps://www.linkedin.com/learning/business-analysis-foundations-4 Introduction“The practise of enabling change in the context of an enterprise by defining the needs and recommending solutions that deliver value to stakeholders” - IIBA

$100M Offers - Alex Hormozi

Grand Slam Offers“Make people an offer so good they would feel stupid saying no.” It’s an offer you present to the marketplace that cannot be compared to any other product or service available, combining an attractive promotion, an unmatchable value proposition, a premium price, and an unbeatable guarantee with a money model (payment terms) that allows you to get paid to get new customers . . . forever removing the cash constraint on business growth.

Consumption Weeks 44

Sustainable economies, house renovations, and a typhoon seagull.

Two Weeks in Korea

For the last couple of weeks I’ve been in Korea (yes, the South one). I thought I’d reflect back on my trip, and offer a few pieces of advice for anyone who happens to read this and is thinking of heading over. Life in KoreaI lived in Korea back in 2017/2018. Returning now, as a holiday and after a few years away, allowed me to see it in a slightly different light to when I jumped straight into living and working there.

Six Months in a New City

This week marks six months since I’ve moved back to London. I last lived here in 2015, so it’s been a solid few years away! Half a year on, I thought I’d reflect on what’s gone well, what’s gone less well, what I’ve learnt, and what I hope my future time in England’s capital. House and HomeFor the first three months I was lodging with a couple. Without going into too much detail, this did not go particularly well - but I learnt from the experience.


IntroductionBookmarklets are bookmarks with special powers. Effectively, they let you run JavaScript in a browser, which means you can inject JavaScript into a webpage. The first code block is the bookmarklet itself; create a new bookmark and use this code as the URL. The second code block is the unencoded naked JavaScript; this can be edited then put through the bookmarklet creator found in Useful tools. Reload webpage on timerUseful for stopping a webpage timing out, which may also log you out.

Product Management Fundamentals (University of Maryland) Course Notes

https://www.edx.org/learn/product-management/the-university-of-maryland-college-park-product-management-fundamentals https://www.facebook.com/groups/222766198976941/ Introduction Customer Wants Product Manager Role No standard background Types of product manager: Technical, Strategic, Growth Owns Product Requirements Document, roadmap, team communications, budget Intersection of Customer (what do they want?) + Technology (is it technically viable?) + Business (is it commercially viable?) Support Design, Development, Marketing (Commercial) Starts at Opportunities and moves clockwise Product Development Lifecycle Find and Plan: What’s the problem? Inputs (current and future): customers, company expertise, competition Design: How to solve it?

How Captured Carbon Can Be Used

Why carbon capture?The UK Government suddenly seems a fan of carbon capture - primarily, it seems, as an excuse to keep using carbon-generating fuels (i.e. oil and gas). This is not good. However, carbon capture isn’t inherently bad. Atmospheric carbon has been growing for decades, due to the aforementioned oil and gas, and is continuing to do so. We’ve already passed the “oh shit” point, arguably several times. Carbon capture gives us a way to reduce atmospheric carbon levels and reduce the impacts of climate change.