We live on the South Circular road, one of London’s busiest commuter routes. Every morning and evening there is a huge volume of traffic, mostly cars, taking people to and from work. There are hundreds (thousands?) an hour in each direction. The thing I find most disturbing about this is not just the sheer volume, […]
At the beginning of October I was privileged to be one of the people presenting and exploring ideas with the KaosPilots in Aarhus, Denmark, during their annual White Week.
KaosPilots is the name of both the (very) alternative business school and the people that attend it. They follow a programme built around four core disciplines – […]
In response to the current downturn many business are, sensibly, examining how to cut costs – Do we need this? Can we do without that? What can we delay doing? etc.
Having managed businesses through five recessions during my working life, I think I can reasonably claim to have been there, done that and got the […]
Had a great meeting yesterday afternoon at the RSA with John Hyatt (Director of MIRIAD), one of the partners in The Leonardo Project.
We talked about ways to open up the project to seriously widespread collaboration via the web. The idea of bringing thousands of minds to bear on some of the world's big issues is […]
Enjoyed a really good lunch at the Hoxton Apprentice on Wednesday – excellent food, thoroughly recommended.
However, this is really the end of a good story…..
On Monday of the previous week I had wandered out from Brick Lane to Spitalfields to find some lunch. As I passed some bike racks I noticed a messenger bag sitting […]
I'm currently listening to the audiobook of Nudge by Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein.
It's a fascinating and fun book that looks at the poor choices we tend to make in all sorts of everyday decisions, often because we are influenced by natural biases, misconceptions and inertia.
The authors suggest that these behaviours are simply part of […]
Having lunch in Leon, Spitalfields. I do enjoy the food here. Tasty, well prepared, reasonably priced. friendly staff AND healthy too.
On the business front it's a great place to place to hold relaxed meetings, particulalrly outside peak times.
They're all over London, take a look at the website for locations.
Thoroughly recomended – try it!
After eight years of despair at the messages and actions emanating from the United States, at last I feel there is cause for real hope.
The election of Barack Obama is a sign of something far bigger than just a shift from Republican to Democrat. It is a sign that, as a nation, America is ready […]
In the recent Dreamworks movie, Kung Fu Panda, Oogway the wise turtle and Kung Fu Master, says:
“Yesterday is history,
Tomorrow is a mystery,
But today is a gift.
That is why it is called the present.”
You might not think that the effects of the current economic turmoil are a gift, but it is still the present. And it […]
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