Beware the Slack Trap

For those of us in the knowledge profession, who, to oversimplify, are paid to produce or analyse ideas and information, a critical success factor is our ability to apply our brain’s maximum potential. Yet, in the bustling modern work environment a dangerous predator lurks: distraction.

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6 Apr, 2017 | Ben Young

What my six-month-old taught me about my job

I have a baby son called Felix. He’s small, and cute. I’m aware of the subjectivity of the latter part of that statement, but it’s not up for debate. When you have a kid, you’ll understand. If Felix looked like Hoggle from the movie Labyrinth, I’d still say he’s cute. That’s just how it is. So let’s move on.

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25 Jul, 2016 | Ben Young

The Next Trend

The world of web design, like fashion, tends to be characterised by identifiable trends. Some come and go, and some are longer-lasting. Someone does something cool, that something wins an award, gets lots of publicity, and becomes a source of excitement and inspiration to the design community. And so a trend is born. This process is inevitable, recurrent, and, in my opinion, potentially harmful.

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25 Jul, 2016 | Ben Young