Category Archives: Office Culture

Diamond White v Pinot Noir | A Study

| Posted in Office Culture

Ok, so this isn’t about data like our normal, amazing Black Swan blog posts– this is about data that matters to me.

Rachel Grigg is our Business Director based out of the London Office. Rachel lives at home with her partner Jeff and two young boys, Fred and Ernie. She has over 12 years’ experience working in the digital and data space and looks after our larger Enterprise partners. She likes cooking, watching rubbish TV, eating cheese and having the odd glass of wine.
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Man v Machine – The Changing Face of Business in 2016

| Posted in Best Practice, Office Culture

I came across an interesting comment recently from Annemie Ress, Former Global HR Director of eBay and Skype, when asked what she expected the HR trends of 2016 to be:

After a brief career in Recruitment, Rosie made the move into HR to satisfy her interest in people, and she is passionate about connecting businesses to their staff (and vice versa!). As HR Manager for Black Swan, Rosie gets to delve into the full spectrum of HR activities; from Recruitment to Employee Relations to choosing the theme for the office Christmas party.
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Black Swan Loves Legacy!

| Posted in Effiency, Legacy, Office Culture

Everyone loves to start the New Year with a clean slate – and with this in mind, I think it’s time to set a certain record straight.

Steve King has worked in tech & data science, man & boy. He puts it down to playing with an abacus from an early age in the depths of Wales, with precious else to do. Now he’s all grown up and as CEO spends his days leading our flagship accounts – zipping regularly from the UK to the US West Coast. He’s one of Black Swan’s founders, citing his sources of inspiration as Nate Silver, standing atop the Gower Peninsular and delivering game changing insights for his clients.
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Unlimited Holidays, and How Dolly Parton got it Wrong, by 30 Minutes!

| Posted in Best Practice, Creativity, Data Science, Effiency, Office Culture

Richard Branson recently made a stir with his announcement that Virgin employees could take as much leave as they wanted.

Scott loves to makes things – whether it’s a data inspired digital experience for one of the world’s most loved brands, a best selling book aimed at getting Dads to make ‘cool stuff’, or an illustrated project for his award winning blog. It’s this approach that has helped him win business, win followers and win awards. Fun fact: As a kid he won a national drawing competition and was invited to the Take Hart studios to meet Tony Hart, but was left devastated when told he couldn’t meet Morph!​
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