This blog is about coffee and thinking.  Specifically thinking about some of the strangeness that is all around us.  I can’t decide if this is caused by new web communications or whether people, indeed society is simply getting weirder or a combination of both.   I am Jonathan Hargreaves and I like coffee preferrably cold.  I also like cheese as in cheesiness and so have called this Society 2.0.   And yes I work at Edelman but have requested to be shot if I ever do a video blog and this may explain eratic postings.

25 responses to “About

  1. Welcome to the blogging malarky Jonathan. The coffee is sometimes served cold here too, and with your blogroll and a blog title like that I thoughtfor a minute you were a certain analyst relations manager I know who also prefers cold to hot… 🙂

  2. 12jh

    Thanks Drew after months of nagging I finally succumbed to the persuasion of Bentwood and Brain a couple no one wants on their back … but I am standing by my guns … no video blog … I am no oil painting

  3. Jac

    And he is right about the request to be shot … I have it on video (call it my pension fund)

  4. Bob Grove

    Aiyaaah…as we say in these parts. You have succumbed indeed. About time for one of the Professors of our trade. Look forward to thought-provoking musings.

  5. Bob Grove

    P.S. I’m from Edelman too.

  6. Hi Jonathan. Good to see you blogging. Just added you to my RSS reader.

  7. Robert Phillips

    It happens to us all in the end.

    Like the post about experts on war and experts on design. Strikes me that there’s still an early ’90s command and control nostalgia about you, too. I think we all have it, to be honest.

  8. 12jh

    Can a business be run on democratic lines?

  9. Robert Phillips

    In the spirit of democracy, yes.

    But in a way that Democracies need to respect leadership and particpatory/ collective decision-making and responsibilities.

    The Hobbes’ Leviathan model of business of course does not work and is destined to fail.

  10. 12jh

    Is there a difference between collective decision-making and authority from the bottom up?

  11. Robert Phillips

    Yes. I think there is :)-

  12. Woody

    Thank god you’re here Jon, was missing your wisdom. At last I have something to read before I go to bed every night.

  13. Monica Sondhi

    Woody, Jon puts us to sleep every morning.

  14. 12jh

    Being truly boring is an art form … as I have told woodie before sarcasm is a low form

  15. Woody

    You people seriously think I have enough time on my hands to keep checking YOUR blog for messages to me? Shame on you. Between IM and Facebook I barely have enough time in the day anyway.

  16. Robin

    Back to work Woody.

  17. 12jh

    No blogging is the new work

  18. Shahlia

    Mr H – very much looking forward to your musings…
    Can i request a daily shirt status update? It would make me very happy and i’m sure i’m not alone…

  19. Hi Jon, now you’ve got to get D. Gilbert on the blogging train….

  20. Hello Mr. Hargreaves – I’m glad I found your blog, because I love coffee, especially with a side of wit. 🙂

  21. Carol Oakford

    Hi Jon please get in touch ar u still at the old manse? Carol 1991-1994 Newcastle Uni

  22. Patrick

    Jon, worrying fixation about coffee…is there help available?

  23. Cafe Glen Bridge Alum

    So are you thee Jonathan Hargreaves or just a Jonathan Hargreaves?

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