‘Sustainable’ shouldn’t mean ‘a bit less crap’.

‘Sustainable’ shouldn’t mean ‘a bit less crap’.

Go to a packaging or any other trade show, and see the plethora of ‘sustainable’ claims displayed on stands. The initiative to reduce consumption of virgin raw materials is well-intentioned. Consumers, aided by a gathering momentum around circular product design, have...
Precrastination. Loading the front end of the creative process.

Precrastination. Loading the front end of the creative process.

We all procrastinate. It’s time for my lunchtime run, but I’ll just finish working through these emails… The lawn needs mowing, but I think I’ll go for that run I missed at lunchtime… There’s a deck I need to proof-read, but I’ve found a fascinating piece in the...
If it’s a good idea for 2050, it’s a good idea for now.

If it’s a good idea for 2050, it’s a good idea for now.

Companies are recognising that consumers are attracted to brands who do more than just tell them how great they are. Brands with a purpose rate more highly in the EQ stakes (for more about EQ/Emotional Quotient read my blog here). Your brand marks you out The legacy...
Your four point action plan to succeed at innovation.

Your four point action plan to succeed at innovation.

If your metric of ‘ideation’ success is to fill a wall with coloured squares, you will probably never miss your target at an innovation workshop. Sticky notes are the friend of the unskilled moderator. Of course, sticky notes are a great thing, functionally. The...
Innovation benefits when it’s done right.

Innovation benefits when it’s done right.

When it’s done effectively, innovation defines a roadmap, sets explicit objectives, and provides a guide for everyone in your organisation to follow. There are two issues that innovation must resolve to succeed: The need for change must be owned right across an...
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