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Today I sold my iPad mini. This was my 3rd iPad. You can't say I don't understand it. No, I get it. I've used it in every possible scenario and I enjoyed doing so. However there came a point recently when it occurred to me I should not own one anymore. Choice of words was intentional: Should not. My aha moment came the other morning when I prepped my bag for the day. I started with packing my Macbook, but then I realised I could ...
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"So, keep reading (a tiny fraction of the time you spend doing). And start writing—no matter what your level of success—so others can get ideas and inspiration from you. Just remember this about the advice you read:

1) It’s likely wrong (in general).
2) It’s definitely wrong for someone (maybe you)."
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Writing as a Product
I've been writing for five years now. I'm nowhere near able to call myself a seasoned writer, but I think I've tapped enough words to be able to tell when my writing is ready for prime time (or not). I used to wonder when or what signals that your work is done. It took several years of uncertainty to finish my first novel, for example. While I don't necessarily write much better now, I'm definitely more skilled in knowing when my writing is d...
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1) Buy a House Because as long as I have a roof over my head, housing worries can step aside. Let others fret about investments, housing markets, plumbing, tiling, fixing. Maintaining a mortgage keeps us in jobs we hate. Debt is not conducive to self-development. Renting is not money down the drain, it’s a valuable service.If something breaks I call the landlord. 2) Marry Because getting people hand-cuffed before witnesses is a common-sen...
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Apple forges ahead
Did you watch the WWDC ? It was—in my view—the most pivotal Apple Keynote in recent history, second only to the iPhone announcement in 2007 . This was Apple's first post-Jobs progress report. Tim Cook and his leadership teem needed to prove themselves and earn our vote of confidence. And boy did they do just that. For the first time, Cook enjoyed some fan adoration a passion previously reserved for Steve Jobs only. Mac Pro The upcomin...
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I recently had the chance to take Windows 8.1 and Mac OS X Mavericks for an early spin. I was excited about both, albeit for divergent reasons. I wanted to see how Microsoft intends to clean up the Windows 8 mess. Conversely, I craved to see Apple's desktop strategy unfold. I'm a fanboy, sue me. This release of operating systems says a lot about the two companies. Apple products are opinionated. Mac computers were the fi...
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"It takes a crazy kind of courage, of focus, of foolhardy perseverance to quiet all those doubts long enough to move forward. But it’s possible, you just have to start. Bust down that first barrier and just get things on the page. It’s not the kind of thing you can do in your head, you have to write something, sketch something, do something, and then revise off it."
~Jon Bell
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I try not to indulge in endorsing products on this blog [other than shamelessly plugging for Apple of course, but that's a different story]. It probably sounds like a shopworn cliché but I do break the aforementioned rule when I come across something remarkable or different. Something readers of this blog should know about. Yesterday I had the opportunity to practice on the new LiForme yoga mat . It's name is a portmanteau o...
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Concentrated sugar tastes great but is not necessarily good for us, right? Arguably you could say the same about knowledge. They often say it's not lack of knowledge that's keeping us from achieving. For example, we know we should exercise and eat well, but do we do it? It often has to with quality though. Let's use food as an example. It takes me twenty minutes to prepare pasta and another twenty to eat it. Forty minutes spent on fil...
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Apple's CEO shows what he is made of: Brushed alluminium that is
Just finished watching the D11 interview with Tim Cook , in the wake of the tax congressional hearing only a few days back. Apple could have easily screwed either event. Tim Cook could have changed the perceptions around Apple, and of him as a leader, to his detriment. Why? Because both events were outside Apple's obsessively tight (and rehearsed) grip of control. In the end the outcome was a polar opposite of that. What I saw during the c...
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Author, Online Strategy Coach, Yogi
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  • The Positive Newspaper
    Partner, Marketing and IT, 2012 - present
  • Creatively Maladjusted
    Owner, 2011 - present
  • Microsoft
    EMEA Vendor Account Manager, 2008 - present
  • Accenture
    Senior Management Consultant, 2001 - 2007
  • Microsoft
    EMEA Business Manager, 2007 - 2008
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Max Zografos helps organisations and individuals achieve their online ambitions
Introduction
How do you get your work out there? How do you connect with people that care about what you do?

How do you network with global pioneers in your field, and improve your craft?

Wouldn't it be great if you could hone your message and make it work for a wider audience? 

Wouldn't it be great if you could improve your online presence, without a need for a degree in computers and web-design? And what if you wanted to publish a book - or ebook even?

Wouldn't it be great if you could use all the bells and whistles of this brave new world, so your work can be seen by even more potential clients?

Enter my coaching service. I've helped numerous organisations and individuals alike achieve their online goals.

How can I help you?
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Education
  • University of Sussex
    MEng Computer Systems Engineering, 1997 - 2001
  • Open University
    Diploma, Economics, 2004 - 2006
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July 25, 1931
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9 Barriers to Happiness, or 9 Things I Wont Do
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In Awe of a Yoga mat
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I try not to indulge in endorsing products on this blog [other than shamelessly plugging for Apple of course, but that's a different story].

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Did you watch the WWDC ? It was—in my view—the most pivotal Apple Keynote in recent history, second only to the iPhone announcement in 2007

2 Things You Should Know
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The Plan is the New Black
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