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December 02, 2008

Catch Up

It seems like a good ideas to restart my blog and let people know what I am up to now. I have been doing some volunteer work with Breast Cancer Care which I throughly enjoy as I am able to help reading material and thinking about how publications can help others in a similar position. A couple of weeks ago I took part in a photo shoot with a couple of other women for a new booklet that will be coming out soon. It is great to meet other people and hear their stories. They were both very active in helping with the volunteer networks round the country. In general I don’t let the breast cancer get in the way of living. There are occasional concerns when I have to see the consultant, but on the whole I can forget about it.

Work is good fun. The Enterprise group at WBS is just that – enterprising with lots of ideas and new activities. I have been working on developing knowledge transfer projects, applied research applications with local companies. These are very exciting as you get to work with companies and also learn a lot about the way SMEs grow. I have also been developing a new masters degree programme with a colleague which has been hard work but wiill be exciting.

On the research front I am starting to look at innovative technologies and how SMEs make investment decisions. It will be interesting to see if the same criteria influence adoption as was the case for the Internet. I am also planning some work on the role of intermediaries in IS investment.

Life generally is good, meditation and relaxation play a big part in my life. WBS has been very supportive and we now have a regular class on Monday lunchtimes. Everyone who comes finds it really helpful – an hour of time-out which is relaxing and refreshing and sets me up for the rest of the day.

I plan to write this now once a week to keep in touch.

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