Thursday July 03 2008
The Business Blog
There is a lot of info out on the web that could be crucial to you as an SME owner/manager but where do you find the time to go googling? Never fear as Stefan Topfer, CEO and chairman of WinWeb, can do this for you. He does a regular news roundup hitting all the major Irish and UK newspapers. Some items relate to the online aspect of running a small firm but EU regulations, banking and economic issues are also covered and each news item also comes in a podcast version so you can listen while ironing your shirt, feeding the cat and catching up on email via your BlackBerry.
Why, That’s Delightful
Father Ted co-creator and The IT Crowd writer Graham Linehan doesn’t need to blog – Channel 4 stuffs wads of crisp sterling notes through his letterbox whenever he commands – which is why this blog is the perfect example of what a blog should be. Linehan shares what he’s doing and what he finds funny with his readers. He genuinely seems to get a kick out of interacting with fans. He also sees it as a way of keeping his finger on the pulse and stirring his creative juices, a good lesson for any artist or businessperson out there.
The fortune of the comic could well be revived by the internet. Image-conscious businesspeople may not want to spend their lunch break poring over the adventures of the Green Lantern or Strontium Dog in Eason’s but having a sneaky peek at their childhood heroes online is a safe way to partake in this guilty pleasure. The comic strips of Dublin graphic artist Bob Byrne are a quick fix for the office blues. His range of free downloadable comic panels are all well-written, well-drawn and often explicit. It’s not everyone’s cup of tea but will appeal to the lapsed comic reader amidst a jaded white-collar world.
Whether you’re a fashionista or not, it’s always tempting to keep tabs on the beautiful people. This is why we sneak a look at the gossip section of the Sunday papers whilst proudly proclaiming we wouldn’t be caught dead reading Heat or Hello.
B scene, the Dublin-based model agency, is hip to this and Sean Montague updates religiously, keeping us abreast of the latest fashion shoots and launch parties attended by b scene models and employees, giving us lots of insight and a bit of gossip along the way.