The Swiss Army Knife Model
Right now, especially in the events world, being adaptable is just about the best quality you can have. That, and resilience of course.Read More
Staying In Doesn't Mean Missing Out
We humans are very social animals it’s fair to say. We love a gathering – a chance to have our say, to share ideas, to experience things as a group.
Even when we invent technology like the smart phone that can do so much for us as individuals, we load it with apps that help us to stay in touch with other people. That connection with the outside world is a powerful thing.Read More
What’s in a name?
In recent weeks if that name was Ciara or Dennis, the answer is death, destruction and misery.
With all of this enforced time at home indoors and thumb-twiddling not my forte, I started to think about why we give storms human names. I mean, what is it like for all the Dennises and Ciara’s to have to sit there and watch as this elemental force is busy trashing a hitherto calm and peaceful reputation?Read More
Today is Blue Monday according to The Internet, at least in this hemisphere.
The third Monday in January has been calculated to be the most depressing, given factors such as debt levels after Xmas, the weather, failed New Year resolutions and the fact that Xmas has now been added to the journals of Scrooge’s first ghost.
Americans however, don’t seem to have this phenomenon in their calendar. Instead, they are celebrating Martin Luther King Day which marks the birthday of the man who was instrumental in bringing about the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960’s.Read More
I write this on the day that Joseph Plateau was born, way back in 1801. At the same time 218 years later, Apple have just launched their latest iPhone offering with no less than four cameras as its unique selling point.
As always, the arrival of Apple’s new device was heralded with trumpeted words and phrases like “magical” and “best ever” and “innovative”. Words that seem to accompany every new product the company launches.
So, what do Apple’s platitudes have to do with Joseph Plateau?Read More
Nostalgia. It’s a powerful thing. The word derives from the Greek “nóstos” meaning homecoming and “álgos” meaning pain or ache and is used to describe that physical sense of yearning for times or places that evoke fond memories.
I’ve found as I march on through life that this sense of nostalgia seems to take me more often, as with my current obsession of re-making the model kits that I made when I was also a scaled-down version of my current self. The feel of the plastic, the smell of the paints – they take you off to a place where the world was much, much bigger – slightly scary, but full of excitement and wonder.Read More
If you look at any great company, they know their ‘Why’. Apple, Microsoft, Virgin - they all know why they do what they do, and that vision drives what they do and how they do it.
Apple’s Think Different, Microsoft’s ‘a computer on every desk in every home’, and Virgin’s Changing Business for Good.
So we started to wonder - why do we do what we do?