What I’m doing now

This page is inspired by Derek Sivers’ now page suggestion and his Now Now Now movement. The purpose of this page is to share my current focus. If you have your own site, you should make one, too.

Last updated: 2 March 2024.

MBA

One third of it, four modules (Strategy, Marketing, Operations Management and International Business), is now in the rear view mirror, and I’m now grappling with Accounting and Finance. I don’t feel this is more difficult (thinking in absolutes…) than the previous ones, but it’s perhaps the one where I have more gaps so there’s more to learn—which is good.

The Bot Platform: how it is going

Wonderfully. Our integration with Slack is live and if you want to give it a go, feel free to get in touch. Other than that, we’re at a tricky moment in the history of our industry—with all the talking about “AI chatbots” a lot of people have a number of assumptions about what bots for internal communication should or shouldn’t do, and we’re finding that excitement in this phase is still leaving not enough space to risk assessment, management and mitigation. We’re planning to release some integrations that will make our bots do something cool with AI—stay tuned.

Family

Vinnie is 4 years old now. Her full bilingualism is starting to be more and more evident as she mixes up Italian and English significantly less than before, and when she asks for a cartoon she also tells me the language she wants it in (“Babbo, can I watch Paw Patrol in Italian please?”). And if I tell her something in English she usually comes back with “Babbo, puoi parlare in italiano per favore?” (“Daddy, can you speak in Italian please?”).