The problem of asylum camp life and how businesses can benefit.

Guest post by Hursh Joshi.

Morten Goll, Director of Trampoline House, talks to me (Hursh Joshi) about a new project to match businesses with appropriately skilled asylum seekers in Denmark.

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Let me explain my day.

Guest post by Hursh Joshi.

Let me explain my day.

I wake up. For a moment I think I am in my parents’ home. I look around and everything seems easy. I turn around and I doze.

Just a little while later, I wake up again. A little confused. I was sure I was at home, my parents’ home that is. But something is different. The walls, I recognise them. So I must be at home. But they are not the walls from my parents’ home. Gradually I wake up; I look around and everything seems familiar but different.

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I am at a loss for what to do. So, I sit and play solitaire.

Guest post by Hursh Joshi.

I am at a loss for what to do. So, I sit and play solitaire. Mindlessly. Some outcome of the universe banking on every game. Sometimes it becomes very serious – like I am the police monitoring my own moves. Other times it is careless. When it gets too tedious I switch to see if anyone has emailed me, messaged me, sought me out in some other way. Hardly ever is it a message I want. Then I go wandering into my past. Remembering things that people said. My friend Takahide once said to me, “We act first, and make explanations later.”

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A blogging experiment: Join the league of bored people.

We’re now launching something mildly exciting here on

I’ve realised that I’m quite boring. So, I’ve found someone marginally less boring to come and do a blog experiment here.

We are testing just how boring you can be and still get a following.

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The Importance of a Clean Workspace

Did you know there’s a National Clean Off Your Desk Day? It is held on January 9th and is one day of the year when you have no excuses. If your employees can manage to get their desks looking tidy for one day, should it be a problem to keep them organized for the other 364 days of the year? They might actually like being a little bit more organised, and their productivity will definitely increase. If cleanliness of the workspace is not the first thing your team thinks about every day, here are some reasons that could change their outlook forever.

It Makes Them Look More Professional

Encourage them to look at their desk from an outsiders point of view and think what an untidy desk conveys. A tidy desk speaks volumes and makes the person sat behind it look more competent and professional. It doesn’t matter whether it’s their appearance or their workspace they are taking pride in, both have a lot to say about a person.

Increases Efficiency

If your employees have tidy desks, they are going to know where everything is and not waste time looking for important paperwork or a pen to sign a letter. It’s all too easy to lose items under stacks of paperwork and spend hours looking for them. Providing storage solutions for your team will result in less surface clutter.


A lot of the information your employees use will be sensitive and should not be left lying around on a desk. Leaving it sitting around means that anyone can look at it, which is a serious concern. 

They Will be Much Happier

If your employees are able to work in a well-maintained environment, they will be more productive, efficient and most important of all, happy. It’s important your employees are happy in their work because, on average, 8 hours of their day is spent in the workplace.

Allocate Certain Cleaning Duties

It is counterproductive to give all the cleaning duties to your employees, but they can be charged with keeping their own workspace tidy. Hiring a cleaning service in Newburgh NY such as America’s Cleaning Service will be the perfect solution for large-scale cleaning jobs and many of the not so pleasant cleaning duties.

Minimises Stress

Your employees might not appreciate it at first, but it’s likely they’ll notice a difference in the stress levels when their desks are kept tidy. Piles of paper, jumbles of wires, and nothing having a place of its own can make the largest of spaces seem very overwhelming. If everything has a place of its own, your employees are going to be able to think clearly and tackle tasks with ease.

Safer Workplace

Safety of your employees is of paramount importance, and by encouraging them to keep the workplace clean and tidy, you are improving the safety of the environment. Slip, trip, and fall hazards are going to be reduced. It will help to prevent the spread of germs and illnesses. If green cleaning products are used, it will be safer for your employees and kind to the environment.

How I Made Social Media Marketing Work And Earned $1.5M In 4 Weeks

Some background first. I’ve been working with digital strategy and communication for more than 10 years. Among other things, I was the person behind Maersk’s success story on social media back in 2011-13.

I have always believed – and have been quoted saying – that you should not use social to sell, but to communicate. You can sell your products elsewhere, via platforms where it’s what people actually want from you. Via your newsletter, for example.

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Girls With Guns: This Is Probably The Best Opera-Ballet-Theatre Mash-up TV Ad You Will Ever See


The programme for season 2016/2017 is out. Now, it’s all about getting the tickets sold for all the the many dramas, operas, ballets, concerts etc. that are to come.

To do this, the Royal Danish Theatre – home to both the renowned Royal Danish Ballet and the spectacular Royal Opera House in Copenhagen – engaged Wichmann/Schmidt, or “the world’s smallest full-service agency” as we like to call it.

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My father is retiring as a priest. This is what he will do next.

Today, my father turned 70. It’s really something to celebrate. But it also means that he will now retire, and that my parents have just had to move out of their house.

The question begs: “What now? What should he do now that he’s becoming a former priest?”

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Ebook: “10 Reasons B2B Companies Need Social Media”

In case you haven’t noticed: Social media has changed the way the world communicates.

B2C companies have eagerly embraced the opportunities which social media has brought about, but B2Bs are still – by and large – lost in the past, struggling to see why it’s relevant for them.

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The collaborative economy in Europe & why non-profits and big brands will win

The collaborative economy is growing. In size, in usage, and in complexity too. It’s set to be a key economic component in the years to come as people use digital technologies to get what they need from each other.

The collaborative economy is global. But its characteristics and conditions vary a great deal from region to region.

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