If a Company is really Customer Centric, it should care about Data Privacy

mickyates Big Data, Ideas, Privacy, Social Media, Social Networks 0 Comments

I am prompted to write this because of the news that Facebook has updated their Privacy Policy and made it a lot clearer. They should get kudos for that. We all need bullet points not screeds of text on user agreements. Of course we all know Facebook’s (current) business model – free services – personal data – targeted advertising. And we …

Leading Minds Workshop @ University of Leeds

mickyates Communication, Ethics, Higher Education, Ideas, Inspiration, Leadership, Leeds University, Values 0 Comments

I was at a Leading Minds workshop over the weekend, at the University of Leeds. It was organised by Jamie Dow. It is a research project, at the Interdisciplinary Ethics Applied Centre, on methods of persuasion. It brings together ancient philosophical discussions of the skills of “dialectic” (in interactive dialogue) and “rhetoric” (in speechmaking) and contemporary ethical concerns about legitimate methods of …