David Keene – Google!

David Keene, Google

David Keene, Google

David Keene is currently Google for Work’s Head of Marketing for the cold half of EMEA.

We caught up with David Keene a few days after the Google Atmosphere London event following on from Google’s announcement that Google Apps was now rebranded as Google For Work.

We talk about the switch from ‘Enterprise’ to ‘Work’ and how the strength in the economy is small agile enterprises (SMB’s).

David speaks of the ‘frisson’ (a new word for both Bernie and Jon!) emerging from technical and digital innovation in the Cloud.

Jon is curious to find out where the creativity is in an organisation and what is the relationship between technology, workflow and the extinction of hierarchy.

The connection between education, business, community and technology is a strong theme in this podcast.

To find out more about David, follow him on Twitter. And definitely you’ll be able to Google him!

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Mindfully Happy


This week I met Miia in the Olympic Park here near Gooi HQ in London tempted as I was to beg her to tell me how to be happy in 20 minutes we talked about how to slow down and not be upset. 

Miia has helped people develop their potential for over two decades. Her experience ranges from coaching to enhance well-being and performance; mentoring in professional sports; and consulting to support organisational capacity and innovation. Miia is an Academy of Executive Coaching accredited coach and has trained as a mindfulness practitioner with teachers from Bangor University Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice.


As we get into smiling and being happy with #Gooismile  I was keen to find out from Miia how we can be consistently happy rather than highs and lows. What and who do we need around us to be happy and it there anything we can do right now to get happy?

Of course it is not as fast as I would like it to be, but I really learnt some important points.

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What’s been gooing on #4


I’ve made it through another week of typhoons here in Japan to bring you another news round up. A lot of interesting stuff has been going on this week from China’s draconian bans online to crowdsourced news vetting on social media. And has the business card resurrected?
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