Goals for 2013 – How Did I Go?

[hr] [dropcap]P[/dropcap]lease forgive this self-indulgence post, but I’ve found this recent tradition (for me) of writing down yearly goals and accounting for them to be helpful, so I’m going to do it once again. On January 1, I listed a number of goals for 2013. Here’s how things turned out: Do my job better – Check. I can’t claim to be a flag-bearer for the world of internal audit (and never will be) but I did manage to engage with my job more in 2013. We changed a few things and the changes led to better outcomes and reporting results. […]

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Not quite the Midnight Sun…..

It’s overcast here in Skellefteå so I can’t show you the midnight sun, but here are the five-minutes-to-midnight clouds and ambient light, photographed just fifteen minutes ago as I sit here writing this from the Scandic Hotel here in town. Our ride for this day-long drive of some 1,058km was a 2010 Saab 9-3 SportCombi rental from Avis, which got fuel economy of some 10.5 litres per 100km running at occasional overtaking speeds 🙂 on 85% ethanol. And the reason I’m here? I’ll get to that later in the week but it’s 15% northern exposure and 85% helping a friend […]

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IS Interview: SBS Radio

Just over a week ago, I did a phone interview with SBS Radio, a multi-language media organisation in my home country, Australia. You should be able to listen to it on the embedded player, below. If it doesn’t show there (it may drop off the playlist in the coming days) the you can go to the SBS Radio website. The interview should be here. — My thanks to Johan Gabrielsson from SBS for the opportunity to talk about Saab and the role of that social media is playing within the company. —

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Welcome to Inside Saab

It is my great pleasure to welcome you to Inside Saab – a new initiative from Saab Automobile to bring the company closer to its enthusiast community. My name is Steven Wade. Those who know me – and many who don’t – call me Swade. I’ll be your host on a journey into the heart of this wonderful carmaker. Some of you may be familiar with my previous work at a site called Saabs United, where a community gathered to support Saab as they were sold by General Motors to become an independent company back in 2009/10. Saabs United continues […]

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