06/02/2017
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    Could we all be in Thunderbirds now we are in the 21st Century?

    Bob Barker Head of Corporate Development, Electric Dog
    I find this picture fascinating because much of the Thunderbirds technology from the series back in mid 60’s we can all now have as a standard consumer products. This picture is a relation dressed as Santa this Christmas wearing a new Samsung Smart watch against a postcard from Thunderbirds of the “Thunderbirds Wrist Communicator” and [...]
    03/01/2017
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    Seven reasons why executives need to upgrade their digital skills

    Bob Barker Head of Corporate Development, Electric Dog
    As the cartoon depicts and implies, machines are getting constantly more intelligent and competent, while humans find it increasingly more difficult to keep up with the context of what’s possible in this digital age and the skills to take advantage of it. We could all do with an upgrade in our digital skills. I believe [...]
    03/10/2016
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    Executives on Social need to think in reverse

    Bob Barker Head of Corporate Development, Electric Dog
    The actual benefits of executives/CEO’s of large organisations (not 3 men in a shed CEO’s) adopting social media need to be thought of in reverse as the graphic below depicts. This is because social media is firstly all about being social with people – being human, engaging, interesting, sharing ideas and experiences etc. So the [...]
    31/08/2016
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    Are you suffering from Full Tummy Syndrome?

    Bob Barker Head of Corporate Development, Electric Dog
    This affliction is essentially the position of not wanting to make the effort to learn about or be part of the new digital world because you are too comfortable in your current position and feel others can do it on your behalf. It’s a syndrome we (Thomas [...]
    22/07/2016
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    Digital Immersion – Get the full Digital Experience

    Bob Barker Head of Corporate Development, Electric Dog
    Having pondered long and hard about why people never find the time to work on improving their digital skills, I think it has a lot to do with getting the motivation which can be provided by a Digital Immersion. This is because in this area we are in the world of ‘you don’t know what [...]
    30/06/2016
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    Think Before You Post

    Bob Barker Head of Corporate Development, Electric Dog
    What the recent avalanche of comments posted on social media about Brexit has highlighted is the need to Think Before You Post. Why: You are Publishing – if you are on public social networks, be that Twitter, Facebook, Instagram (as opposed to limited/private groups networks such as Snap Chat or WhatsApp) you are publishing something [...]
    31/05/2016
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    Pay to play – the new tax on social Media

    Bob Barker Head of Corporate Development, Electric Dog
    Back in the old days of social media (lets say 2009 to 2014), if you created and shared great content, engaged and were active, you could quite rapidly get noticed and build a following. You got credit for your sheer hard work. Now things are different and even if you hit social incredibly hard in [...]
    21/01/2015
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    To be Social or Not Social, that is the question, for professionals

    Bob Barker Head of Corporate Development, Electric Dog
    Isn’t it interesting that good online behaviour works exactly the same online as it does offline? If we are good at sharing, we serve others with the generosity of our time and value, we are open to new contacts and ideas etc, we are considered to “be social” in the offline world as well as [...]
    15/01/2015
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    Don’t forget The Internet of People (IoP) is what its really all about

    Bob Barker Head of Corporate Development, Electric Dog
    With all the talk of the Internet of Things being this years buzz word, bandwagon and FUD focus (fear, uncertainty and doubt created by the tech industry), its worth remembering its still really all about the what I call the Internet of People. The Internet, this amazing, democratizing resource for everyone, connecting everyone, giving everyone [...]