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Brian Merritt
Works at 2111 Consulting / ComposeTheFuture
Attended School of Life
Lives in London, England
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Sunset at Whitstable - despite heavy cloud cover and strong winds off the sea
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A case study in leveraging open source Moodle software to create an eLearning environment and help embrace an organisational culture of growth and change
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Hi, I'm Brian Merritt, and my "Good Business" is ComposeTheFuture. It's early days, but I am interested in getting people to work together for a better and more positive future.
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That's my current problem +Gideon Rosenblatt envisaging too much, e.g. giving people purpose in their lives, establishing good will projects built around the needs of the benefactors, bringing online education to remote villages, and getting people off this planet so we spread our risk.  Which should I focus on first ;-)
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I decided to use Communities for my own website, but Google got there first :)  Should I press on and add communities?  Thanks for the dilema, Google!
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In a world where business often works primarily for the shareholder, and not the customer, what is "Good Business"?  Any thoughts people?

Thanks for the community and experiment +Gideon Rosenblatt - long may it thrive and develop!
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Ok, then I will also move it to the top.
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Krishna
49 Old Bridge Rd, Whitstable CT5 1RD
Everyone on Trip Advisor used to rave about the Krishna, so we tried it. The decor is OK, service is good, and the food would be exceptional if only they didn't use processed chicken and lamb. They pride themselves on great spices - correctly! - but why to they spoil it with a lump of tasteless meat?
Food Very GoodDecor GoodService Very GoodModerate 1 / 3
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And the UK thought Starbucks was dodging tax! Keep employees on the poverty line and the government / taxpayer is forced to make up the difference :(
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I've been working with Moodle and Learning Management Systems recently.  Do you have any experience or thoughts about Learning Management as a bootstrap for developing nations?
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Welcome to ComposeTheFuture - Please say hi and tell us a bit about yourself.  

My starter is - I am working on a startup called ComposeTheFuture, and at the same time earning a living through my other startup, 2111 Consulting
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Not hacking on the physical side (yet) - trying to hack the world via my startup though...
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Jojo's
2 Herne Bay Road, Whitstable, CT5 2LQ
If you love lots of great dishes and sharing, JoJos is both fantastic and incredibly good value. You can bring your own wine, and the menu has lots of tasty dishes including a great mix of old favourites and new specials.

The tables are spaced a bit further apart than most restaurants, and the atmosphere is fantastic. People are talking, gesticulating, and especially smiling - the crowd they draw love JoJos and love life. They are very careful about staff, who are always friendly, helpful, and providing genuinely great service.

If you like meat and 2 veg JoJos is probably not for you, but otherwise you owe it to yourself to bring a great bottle of wine or 3 and enjoy the meal!
Food ExcellentDecor ExcellentService ExcellentInexpensive 0 / 3
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  • 2111 Consulting / ComposeTheFuture
    CEO, 2011 - present
  • Interoute
    VP Carrier Relations & Sales Operations, 2002 - 2011
  • QOS Networks
    VP Customer Solutions, 2000 - 2001
  • BT Group
    Sales Engineering Director, 1994 - 2000
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Maine, USA
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Tweeting about the future, open source, cloud computing, telecoms, space, mobile, tech, music, romance, travel, education and how to reincarnate in this life...
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University of Life Graduate, still learning, still travelling. Telecoms, mobile, technology, plus music, romance, and ps - I wrote the book on America
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    Work. Life, Balance, 2011
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Part of the fun of taking a vegetarian daughter to university open day in Edinburgh is trying a new restaurant. Henderson's is a long established tradition here, and we ate upstairs (table service restaurant rather than self service bistro. My veggie haggis was exceptional! Her veggie lasagna was good but not quite as good as mine. Come here and enjoy good, almost excellent food.
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reviewed 2 years ago
If you love lots of great dishes and sharing, JoJos is both fantastic and incredibly good value. You can bring your own wine, and the menu has lots of tasty dishes including a great mix of old favourites and new specials. The tables are spaced a bit further apart than most restaurants, and the atmosphere is fantastic. People are talking, gesticulating, and especially smiling - the crowd they draw love JoJos and love life. They are very careful about staff, who are always friendly, helpful, and providing genuinely great service. If you like meat and 2 veg JoJos is probably not for you, but otherwise you owe it to yourself to bring a great bottle of wine or 3 and enjoy the meal!
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Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
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reviewed 2 years ago
The Neptune is the place in Whitstable to sit outside on a picnic table in the summer, enjoying a drink and great fish and chips. The Neptune has a great live music scene, winter and summer, mostly on the weekends. The Neptune has great atmosphere, does get a bit busy in summer so for a picnic table arrive early and please do share :)
Atmosphere: ExcellentDecor: GoodService: Very good
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Absolutely great Mediterranean food, good atmosphere, try it!
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Everyone on Trip Advisor used to rave about the Krishna, so we tried it. The decor is OK, service is good, and the food would be exceptional if only they didn't use processed chicken and lamb. They pride themselves on great spices - correctly! - but why to they spoil it with a lump of tasteless meat?
Food: Very goodDecor: GoodService: Very good
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Great supplier of business ICT services, from voice and data to cloud and conferencing
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Travel back in time via this old style east London pub. Everything is honest and simple. If you love All Bar One style pubs avoid.
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