To recap, I am on a voyage of discovery - learning how to maximise my commuting time.
Last week I discovered:
- Learning #1 Just because a Google search doesn’t yield results after 10 or so searches, does not mean it doesn’t exist.
- Learning #2 Dragon Dictation is not adequate for writing emails.. must find other useful voice controlled apps.
- Learning #3 You might not succeed in the ventures you undertake, but as long as you take something from that experience, you'll have gained.
- Learning #4 Anything is possible, and whilst it may be unlikely that you'll know how far the idea will spread, you might be surprised (e.g Dave's street poetry and Custom t-shirt ideas)
This week, I tried a new experiment; to capture information whilst I was driving. I had noticed just how bad and annoying people's driving habits had become, so I decided I wanted to drill a bit deeper and find out who seemed to be the main culprits... I fired up voice memos on my iPhone once more, and started tracking the offenders. You can see the results and details on my personal blog
Suffice to say, Black Vauxhalls are surprisingly the car of choice for annoying drivers!
Learning #5 - You can use commuting time to track and record data using voice memos (it's rudimentary - but doable)
This week I was due to interview my CEO Syd Nadim, but at short notice I had to switch to another colleague Vincent Iweka. Vincent kindly agreed to the interview - and it was interesting to hear his views considering his commute was a drive between 2 and 3 hours a day, unfortunately he was hung-over from a Channel 4 meetup the night before! - but he had some good insight and he had great idea for how to use the travelling time:
Alternatively, listen via ipadio or itunes:
Learning #6 - Self help tapes are perfect for commuting time - learning a new language would be a fantastic use of commuting time
Next week, I will be interviewing Syd Nadim and trying a few more ideas.
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