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2020 challenges, pivots and reflections

Pivoting? Business speak for changing  focus, determining what works – YT prefers the sailing term ‘changing tack’, moving a sail around to make best use of the wind. Pivoting can bring benefits by stripping back a business to what it is good at, here is an interesting example on Quora. The time is now for […]

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Ready 2 Work overview at The Somerville

This work was a year long project funded by New Cross Gate trust to assist the young people in the area with their options for employability and education. The purpose of this post is to present an overview of the service as the work had to be done from a bare beginning.   Besides the challenges […]

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More Reaching Out with Mycenae Digital

Forming useful dialogues This post outlines the 2019 September to December series of Techy times – more of the same, but definitely different and lessons have definitely been learned. These sessions followed and affirmed the idea of support, uncovering goals and facilitating confidence in participants; the helping hands, eyes and ears of volunteers have really […]

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Digital adventures with Mycenae Reach Out

A refreshed relationship. YT has had an occasional relationship with Mycenae House for some time, attempting a Breezie talk in 2014 and some drop in sessions. Alas that was short lived, hamstrung with the amount of marketing possible to one set of hands. Mark Johnson Brown, the centre manager approached me in early 2018 to […]

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The iceberg of social engagement

Over years of working in various communities around SE London, YT has created what is a ‘model of understanding’  directly working with people. An iceberg only shows a fifth above the water, and so do many people when using a service provided to promote digital skills/inclusion. Its not all economics. Money in our western world […]

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PPS and the pub tour

March was extra busy with work of my own to try engage with the local freelancers and self employed people in Deptford. Wednesday nights in a number of local bars and pubs to starting gauging and engaging with who wants to get ‘social and sociable’. To avoid unnecessary whinging (no venue offered any promotion), YT […]

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2019 begins and becomes..quite a whirlwind

Mycenae Digital The sessions are running close to the wind in terms of being manageable, with access issues for wifi stability and lack of a lift. The former makes delivery hard, but YT reached a peak in my training practice at one point before Christmas, sitting down with a small group of ‘Techy Timers’ and […]

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So, coworking. What is it about?

YT has been putting together a project plan for a good number of weeks now for a potential coworking space; very keen to have a space that is inclusive, which in general terms means a good open area with decent size tables and accessible toilets. As a starting situation, the biggest point of all is […]