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SYNERGIZE? IMPACT! Our Talk On Transitive Business Disrupti


Everyone at Pretend was delighted when we were asked to fill a slot at the I.T. Success-World conference at the last minute when someone else was taken sick and the organisers were desperate for a speaker. Naturally, they turned to us!

Here's what we said.


So hello. Transitive Business Disruption! OR IS IT?

Yes that's one question we get asked alot.

Whats the main learning you need to get from this session? Its that being an outside-looper on your team won't result in pitch-wins in the long-run.

Take this chart for example.


The value-prop is clear. What about the value-add? Have you considered the value-value? OR HAVE YOU?

That's what makes the team at Pretend Office so special. We like to challenge our clients, partners and distribution channel agents with questions like that. Questions that challenge what they think. Not questions, but disruptions. OR DO WE? Ha ha, that was just a joke. Yes, we do.

Anyway, here's another chart which speaks for itself.


Are your solutions this turn-key? Probably not. That's where Pretend Office can help you.

We can synergize your impact. We WILL synergize your impact. Let's try it now, in this conference hall. If I say "Synergize", you shout back "Impact!" Shall we try it? Synergize! Is my mic on? Let's try again. SYNERGIZE! Can you hear me at the back? How about at the front?

Anyway this last slide is a bit whacky. We're that sort of team, ha ha! 


What it means is that next time you have a trick client-ask to handle, don't do your own disruptions. Contact the Disruption team here at Pretend because we know more about it than you do. Thank you very much.

Weeknote 1: Friday 5th Jan

A big HI! from the seventh floor at Pretend Office. We've decided to do some Week-Notes to keep you up-to-date with the amazing things we're doing here.

Create-More-Success.jpgThis week we made a big push for completing the December timesheets! Thanks to everyone on the team who contributed to that. And those of you who didn't - you don't know who you are, but we know who you are! Or at least, Jenny in HR does and she'll be leaving a special "message" in your pay packets this month!

Limahl is working on a new set of default Pretend Powerpoint background image templates, for use internally and by any partners who wish to make use of them. 

Finance took delivery of a smashing new printer on Wednesday, but they're still waiting for Tom from IT to come upstairs and plug it in. Looks smashing, though.

We've got some big pitches coming up soon, which we're all busy preparing for. Of course, for Data Protection reasons we can't mention the names of individual clients - but they have names that rhyme with Soak, Pikey, and Flenty Flelve Bumdon Solympwicks! We're very excited about all of those and we'll let you know how we get on in next week's update, or another update after that.

This week's Crackerjack theme is UNDER MY UMBRELLA-ELLA-ELLA, and I can hear the beer trolley banging down the stairs now so excuse me if I don't go off and get my beer immediate

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Disabled day at Pretend Office

Pretend Offices commitment to Equal Opportunities is one of the things we pride ourselves on! Society has come a long way since the 1990s when disability was something to be ashamed of and Pretend has been at the forefront of making our workplace safe and welcoming for people of all types of ability: Dis or Abled!

As part of our commitment to a diverse workforce last week Pretend held Disabled Day across the whole pretend family to welcome our differently-abled colleagues and learn together about how to have a diversity friendly workspace.

On disabled day all colleagues came to work with a disability of their choosing (those already having a disability chose a second one!), we re-designated the whole of the parking areas as disabled spaces - for which we held a company wide competition for people to design their own disabled parking signs. Everyone wore an "I'm disabled today" T-Shirt. Alongside the important day-to-day business of pretend we took time to reflect on the challenges facing disabled workers in pretend and how we could all pull together to improve both our own work re: disability, but also our products and services.

Colleagues spent the day interacting with each other with their disabilities and in the evening we gathered to reflect on what we had learned in a spirit of renewed respect for our disabled colleagues.

Diversity matters to us at Pretend, and we hope it matters to you too.

Welcome to the Pretend Blogs!

Hello and welcome to the Pretend Office WEBBlog. Here at Pretend we are always striving to find new and exciting ways to connect with our partners and customers in the pretend family - and now using this blogs we will be able to keep you across all the news from Pretend Company.

Pretend company prides itself on being one of the first in the field its in to get to grips with new technology - and Twitter has not escaped our attention! Today, alongside the new Pretend Blog we will be launching our Twitter channel on which we will be Twittering all about Pretend.

Join us on our Twitter site at: http://twitter.com/pretendoffice

We look forward to hearing from you!

Yours, The Pretend Family.



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