What to think about when hiring a COO, the lost genius of the Post Office, the squashing of a pre-Facebook social powerhouse, ending the spread of extremist ideas, how to write a chatbot, and how to design a better job for yourself, plus water for coffee
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five ideas and one coffee

Welcome to five ideas and one coffee. Each week, a combination of what's going on in the ongoing convergence of digital and social media, and how that impacts the way we communicate. Plus, something I learned about coffee this week.

Hope you're having a good week. If you're reading this, and you'd like to catch up with me for a coffee, just hit reply and let me know.

No pressure, of course. On to the ideas!

Five Ideas.

Idea One:
What to think through when putting on a chief operations officer (COO)

Idea Two:
This has been on my to-read list for a while: the lost genius of the Post Office (how innovation can be stifled by competing interests and bureaucracy).

Idea Three:
Some internet history - that time Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos bought and killed off the website poised to become facebook (meanwhile Facebook has grown to 50 mins per user per day average use; still short of TV's 2.8 hours per day.)

Idea Four:
It's not just high tech companies who can stop the spread of extremist ideas (and should any company have the authority to kick a set of ideas off the Internet?) Here are some lessons from Europe on how to stop far-right groups from mobilising on the street

Idea Five (the how-to's):
How to:

One Coffee.

This year, I'd like to hear from you about what you've learned over coffee. In the meantime, if you want to make great coffee, you need to start with a better understanding of the water you're using.

... that's it!

See you next week. Hit reply if you've learned something, or if you'd like to suggest an idea or a coffee.

David Phillips.
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