Another close run vote this month but happy to say that the winner of Post of the Month for July is Graeme Douglas' brilliant post on Life Out of Balance. Well done Graeme - well deserved, and you're entered into the hall of fame. My thanks to everyone who took part.
I can hardly believe we're at July Post of the Month already but hey, as Ferris Bueller said, life moves pretty fast. So it's time to nominate posts that you have read in the past month and thought were particularly good, either direct or via the comments below. I've got a short starting list below but please do add to these and as soon as I've got a good list I'll stick them all up for the vote. My starting list is:
This year I'm working again with the lovely folk at Brilliant Noise to help curate the third Dots Conference. Dots always thematically focuses on innovation and transformation but this year we're concentrating particularly on stories about turning ideas and inspiration into action, and the behind the scenes details that create brilliance. The last two conferences have both been enormously inspiring and successful, with some amazing speakers. And this year should be no different. Already in the line up we have:
Caroline Webb:- Caroline is author of the brilliant How To Have A Good Day which has been named as one of the top business books of 2016 by Forbes, Fortune and others. She's also CEO of Sevenshift, a company that shows people how to use insights from behavioural science to improve their working life.
Juliet Scott-Croxford, Chief Delivery Officer at The Guardian, responsible for driving their digital transformation programme
Nina Jones, Global Owner Experience Director at Jaguar Landrover
Andy Whitlock, who is the Head of Brand at the brilliant LostMyName, who recently had one of their books read out in space by Tim Peake
Dots will be taking place in Brighton on Friday 16th September. It's the best one day conference of the year IMHO (but then I'm biased). As an ODF reader you can qualify for a discount of £40 off the full ticket price of £175 - just use the code 'neil' when you buy your tickets here. See you there.
It's not often I post about stuff like this but every so often something just stops you in your tracks and really touches you. Orthopaedic surgeon Dr Samer Attar lives and works in Chicago but has made several trips to Aleppo in Syria to work in the hospital there. The story he tells in this Radio 4 interview is truly humbling and deserves as wide an audience as possible. Unusually, they devoted half of the PM programme to it (the interview starts at the 24 minute mark).
I was driving in the car when I heard this. I had to pull into a car park and sit in the car to listen to the end of it. It was astounding radio.