Your feedback is really really important. Really.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Is it just me or is there a new wave of popularity for places asking you for your feedback?  Because ‘your views are very important’. I seem to…

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The Fundraisers Riddle

Monday, July 22, 2013

According to legend, when Albert Einstein was a small child he devised a riddle. The common belief is that only 2% of the population can work out the…

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Rants and buzzwords

Monday, July 8, 2013

I spent most of last week at the Institute of Fundraising Convention. It is the annual event in London for fundraisers in the UK to learn, network and…

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Thinking fast and slow

Friday, June 14, 2013

  Thinking fast and slow is a book by Daniel Kahneman. It unpicks how humans make decisions and the rational and (more often) irrational processes that our brains…

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When people meet each other things happen

Friday, June 7, 2013

Ideas are a series of connections put together in new ways. Successful organisations consider their working environments carefully in order to optimise ‘water cooler’ moments where colleagues can…

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Have you ever had an idea you wish you had thought of?

Monday, June 3, 2013

Yes – me too. Loads in fact. We have all had the “<option to insert expletive> I wish I thought of that” moment. And in London on Thursday…

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Get out from behind your desk

Friday, May 31, 2013

I’ve just finished reading The Science of Serendipity by Matt Kingdon one of the partners behind The Innovation Company ?Whatif! The majority of us love a diagram to…

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Decisive – can you have your cake and eat it?

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Chip and Dan Heath have done it again. First they helped us make our messages memorable with Made to Stick, then they showed us how to make lasting…

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Raising colon our game

Thursday, March 28, 2013

I’ve spent the last couple of days in Dublin at the Fundraising Ireland National Conference Raising: Our game. You can see my pick of the conference Tweets in my…

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Cafe de Mort – a scary dining experience

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Last night I joined some other brave (read stupid) people in a pop up restaurant in the crypt at St Andrews Church in Holborn for some unusual dining…

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