[EVENT] #MPAThrive – A day for Manchester industries looking at developing good working cultures

Yesterday I attended (part of) the MPA Thrive event, which was a really interesting collection of talks about understanding business (and individual) brand, values and culture, in order to seek to develop businesses which have a strong working culture, which benefits staff - and therefore benefits the business. Thanks to Manchester Met for providing some of us some tickets. I collected the tweets here:

[MEDIA] Talking about Alexa ‘Bedtime Reading’ with @EamonnHolmes on @talkRADIO

So, I was at MPA Thrive today, when I got a call from TalkRadio, asking if I would talk about the following story: More than a quarter of parents are relying on Alexa and other apps to tell their children a bedtime story so they don't have to, research suggests. Charity BookTrust surveyed 1,000 parents with children under-10 to find out whether late night reading was still a key part of the daily routine, and…

[MEDIA] Does your teenager have a secret burner phone? in @thetimes

I spoke to Michael Odell last week about the following story, which had been partly triggered by a story in the Wall Street Journal about the police in the USA saying 'every kid knows someone in their school they can get a burner phone from', and looking at this within a more British context: You can read the whole The Times article (behind paywall), but here is my 20 minute conversation bundled together into a…

[CANCER] Discharged from Radiotherapy

This morning I was back in the Christie (where I'd also been yesterday for a counselling session), and after the hour's delay for appointment (standard), I filled in the 'how happy are you' and 'how much pain are you in' paperwork before I was discharged from this particular session of radiotherapy:   View this post on Instagram   Discharged from radiotherapy-oncologist: my standard oncologist will undertake all the scans (still long term risk of spinal…
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