What am I doing Now?

This is a now page, inspired by Derek Sivers — a nearly-always updated page of what I’m up to these days.


It's a chance to say a bit more than you can on a social media update.


Last update: 1st January 2021.


Work


Workwise there's a lot going on. In my main business I'm experimenting to see what it would take to make this site the "go to" resource for marketing for consultants and coaches. Basically, the idea is to create a series of incredibly detailed resources for each key topic. Like mini-books really.


I've created the first one here if you want to take a look - feel free to message me with feedback.


I'm also researching the idea of "big idea based businesses". Consulting or coaching businesses that are focused on a particular methodology or approach that solves a big client problem - rather than being focused on an industry or functional niche. You could argue that BCG started that way as their growth was driven by repeated implementation of "experience curve" projects in the late 60s/early 70s. CSC Index with Re-engineering is another big consulting example. Most often these days you see it with smaller, high growth firms.


In parallel, I'm helping Robert to start up webuild.courses, and working with Kathy as she continues to help thousands of Early Years Practitioners through Early Years TV and the Early Years Summit.


Personal


I'm a bit obsessed with my new Boox Note Air right now. It's a brilliant e-ink tablet and I'm spending a ton of time writing on it which I find much better than typing. And as an e-reader it's much easier on the eyes than my iPad. it's my first foray into an Android device though so I'm still getting used to that aspect.


I'm trying to keep healthy during lockdown. Managed to lose the 10 pounds I put on at the start of lockdown - now looking to get down to a better "fighting weight". Been hit by a bout of acid reflux so that's slowed down the exercise unfortunately. Hope to restart soon. 


Also binge watching old episodes of Murdoch Mysteries now that Ted Lasso has finished. And reading a whole bunch of stuff from books on productivity from Mark Forster, to marketing stuff of course, to books on writing and creativity.


That's it for now!

Ian Brodie