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Episode 4: How to hire in a world where unicorns don’t exist

Episode 4: How to hire in a world where unicorns don’t exist

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Following on from the last episode of Pi & Mash, we’re mixing things up, turning the tables around and taking a look at how technology companies can ensure their teams have all the skills needed to stay at the cutting edge of innovation. We’ll also myth-bust the idea of the ever-elusive unicorn candidate and find […]

Episode 3: Tech in Colour

Episode 3: Tech in Colour

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 During the next two episodes we’ll be taking a step inside the Ocado Technology offices to find out more about the scope of opportunities available in technology today, taking a closer look at the ever evolving industry culture from both sides of the interview table. In such a fast paced, quick changing environment, technology […]

Episode 2: Just say no!

Episode 2: Just say no!

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 This episode delves into the dreaded to-do list. Featuring guests Susannah and Anna; experts within product management, who want to wave goodbye to backlogged work for good, and AJ, who explores the psychological ramifications of an unmanageable list of work undone. Maybe we could all see ourselves saying no to ever-growing workloads after this […]

Events lie in the eye of the beholder

Events lie in the eye of the beholder

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“Man is affected, not by events, but by the view he takes of them.” – Epictetus My last two blogs examined how external factors influence how we view decisions and then showed how even the conscious visual image we end up with has been distorted by our preconscious mind. Now, I’d like to continue looking at […]

Episode 1: A Universal Language

Episode 1: A Universal Language

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A discussion with Celine Boudier, team lead of the Code for Life initiative, reveals the importance of teaching children how to code at a young age. We explore how we can start introducing these all important life skills, discuss Code for Life’s accessible and engaging coding games and find out why you should never give […]

Women in technology: creating a positive outlook

Women in technology: creating a positive outlook

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There are many women talking about their experiences in technology through mediums such as blogs, interviews, and Twitter. They often highlight issues relating to gender discrimination that women face in the industry every day. These are stories that need to be told, and it’s crucial that we continue to raise awareness in this space. However, […]

Understanding and overcoming impostor syndrome

Understanding and overcoming impostor syndrome

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There is a huge irony in the writing of this post – I procrastinated over it for weeks, anxious that I didn’t possess enough knowledge or credibility to write about such a big topic. Then I came to the realisation: this was all the more reason for me to push past my reservations and write […]

Self selection – how to restructure your team for greater autonomy

Self selection – how to restructure your team for greater autonomy

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One of our largest areas recently undertook a revolutionary self-selecting restructuring exercise, the goal being a complete split between teams working on two different propositions. The overall aim of this split is to achieve greater alignment, autonomy and purpose. Following the principle that a collaborative and distributed approach is often the best way to solve […]

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