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Writer, thinker, truck driver – Euan Semple

Writer, thinker, truck driver – Euan Semple

Update: 2021-06-12
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Can driving a truck help you become a better writer? Euan Semple is living proof that sometimes, at least, doing something that's not related to writing can result in ... better writing!

Euan has been a leader and an influencer in the ever-changing field of digital technology for two decades. An early adopter of social media he implemented one of the world's first enterprise social network systems inside the BBC. He also ran BBC DigiLab, a department whose purpose was to help the BBC understand new technologies across the range of its activities and make better decisions about their use and implementation.  

Euan left the BBC in 2006 to establish his own consultancy and has subsequently worked around the world with an amazing range of organizations including BP, The World Bank, The European commission, and Volvo.  His work with them has been to help stretch their thinking about digital transformation in all its forms and to ensure that they end up doing the right things for the right reasons.

Euan is the author of Organizations Don't Tweet, People Do: A Manager's Guide to the Social Web, and it’s my great pleasure to have him on this episode of the podcast!



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Writer, thinker, truck driver – Euan Semple

Writer, thinker, truck driver – Euan Semple

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