Nothing changes by looking at it.

Nothing changes by looking at it.

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” – Buckminster Fuller* When a crisis, calamity or catastrophe hits, you can be sure of one thing: there’ll be a load of...
What does ‘social isolation’ mean?

What does ‘social isolation’ mean?

With restrictions on social movement in place, isolation means different things to different people. Furloughed Being sent home and furloughed means no work, some money and lots of time to spend with family or to get creative in. Working from home means spending all...
Now is the best time to focus on what comes next.

Now is the best time to focus on what comes next.

For many businesses, Q4 may be the next best time to launch an innovation, internally or externally. But now is the best time to focus on what comes next. For millions of people sent home from the workplace, the COVID-19 crisis might be providing their first...
To find out why you do what you do, ask the people you trained.

To find out why you do what you do, ask the people you trained.

Perspective is a funny thing. We all think we have it, but are often caught out by somebody else’s view. Example Her: Dad, can I go to Reading Festival in the summer? Me: But you’ll just be sixteen and it makes me a bit sad to see you grow up so fast. Her: I know,...
Disrupt to stand out: why ‘purpose’ in business starts with innovative thinking.

Disrupt to stand out: why ‘purpose’ in business starts with innovative thinking.

As you sit down to write your 2020 budget plan, ask yourself this question: how different will this plan make us look by this time next year? It’s likely, in many cases, that the answer is, ‘it won’t.’ This is something we can help to change. Here’s why and here’s...
2019: the year of ‘not another one’.

2019: the year of ‘not another one’.

Retail space is display space. Not selling space. It’s three years since British Home Stores went into administration. Three years, and so many signals that UK retail is not in a happy place, yet successive retail failures quickly followed. The demise of Toys ‘R’ Us...
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