Steve Salvin: Recent Posts

A CEO’s Perspective: Celebrating Five Years Working With UK Youth

A CEO’s Perspective: Celebrating Five Years Working With UK Youth

I still remember the moment that changed my life. I was at school and my teacher picked out five students – one of them was me – as people who should go to uni. To put this in perspective, my school’s success rate was how many people got jobs once they left at sixteen, so this was a big deal. At first, I was embarrassed that I got picked, but the fact that someone believed in me was enough to give me a burst of energy and motivation. I read prospectuses and filled out the university application form. To support me, my dad gave me a fiver so I could send off the application – a lot of money at the time for a poor family like mine. Without the kindness and belief of someone more experienced than me, I would never have had the confidence to go to uni. It was this experience that enabled me to see the value of having a trusted adult who believes in you in your life when you're young and the importance of the work that UK Youth does. 

 

 

Topics: Aiimi Giving, CSR, UK Youth

EIM - Its Own Worst Enemy

EIM - Its Own Worst Enemy

The problem EIM faces, starts with the words enterprise, information & management and ends with the acronym EIM.

Topics: Enterprise Information Management, EIM

EIM: Tower of Terror

EIM: Tower of Terror

I fondly remember the first time I went on the Tower of Terror ride at Disney, holding on for dear life and screaming at every floor. I wondered recently how many times I would have to go on the ride, before eventually the terror would pass? In my personal life I have felt terror a few times; losing my son on a busy beach in Florida was the worst, and a more common one later in life is that realisation you have lost your mobile phone. I hate that feeling of panic and indecision, of being helpless and not knowing what to do. I’m sure that the feeling of terror wouldn’t pass no matter how many times you lost your phone – instead we change our behaviour and organise ourselves so that it will never happen again.

Topics: Information Management

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