About Sam Michel
Inquisitive. Hopeful. Jovial. Cantankerous. Digital marketer. Event organiser. Long-time fan of tech, collaboration and innovation. Exploring digital, social, business, technology, society, psychology & startups. Founder Chinwag, Digital Mission, Pitch NYC, ChinwagPsych. Former Exec Dir, Social Media Week London. More short stuff @toodlepip on Twitter.
<tl;dr> Online retailers work so hard to get you to buy, then administer a swift kick to the shins when it comes to payment. My New Year’s resolution to wrote each day is being sorely tested, mainly by Making a… [read more]
<tl;dr> Saying please and thank you really works. Actual real-life professors say so. Not only do you get a better response, but it’s good for you, too. I am definitely a novice at this whole parenting thing. Another parenting triumph #dadfail… [read more]
<tl;dr> Where were you the first time? What did you think? Did you have an inkling of what would happen? I was cleaning out the loft recently and came across this CD promising 200 hours of rfree Internet. It got me… [read more]
<tl;dr> Twitter buttons stopped showing how many times a page is shared damaging social proof and potentially their own growth. The count is down On 20, November 2015 millions, if not billions, of Twitter buttons stopped displaying the numbers of… [read more]
<tl;dr> My New Year’s resolution is to try and write a blog post, or something not entirely work-related every day for 30 days. Some simple, and slightly questionable maths1, leads me to the conclusion that all those emails, documents, reports, proposals, instant… [read more]
Do you spend an inordinate amount of time on conference calls? From noisy offices, coffee shops or coworking spaces? Are the children making a racket in the background whilst you’re sharing your words of wisdom? <tl;dr> Here’s the keyboard shortcuts… [read more]
Ah, the price of progress. Sparkly new features appear and sometimes really useful ones disappear. One of Gmail’s lovely features is the ability to handle several email accounts, fetching email and making it easy to send email on behalf of… [read more]
2021 Update: Just published a new list of 25+ tech, startup and SME friendly accountants and bookkeepers. Unless you have a penchant for number crunching and government-related form-filling, tax returns, VAT returns, cashflow forecasts, balance sheets are probably tasks that you’d… [read more]
<tl;dr> A brief and thoroughly geeky blog post. If you’re not tinkering with Mongo on a Mac, best click away now </tl;dr> Are you wanting to tinker with the fancy schmancy NoSQL database Mongo and you’re running MAMP on your… [read more]
In a delightful combination of user experience fails, Transport for London troubled my inbox this morning with an email alert about ‘card clash’.