Flying closer to the sun

Thursday, January 31, 2013

On 18th June 2012 Seth Godin launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise the funds for a new book. Three hours later he reached his $40,000 goal. By the…

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How do you get ideas?

Monday, January 14, 2013

In 1965 James Webb Young published a book called ‘A technique for producing ideas’. It is a small and simple book. This blog is about what it says….

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Because not all the smart people work for you…

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Last week I went to an event about Open Innovation in Public Services at The British Library. Open innovation involves collaboration with partners and networks to share the…

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Pillows, helmets and hygiene

Monday, September 10, 2012

Dave Brailsford, Team GB Cycling Performance Director attributes much of his teams’ recent Olympic success to incremental improvements. The principle of incremental improvements across the cycling team came…

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Has anyone else cried a lot this week?

Sunday, August 5, 2012

I have spent a lot of time in the last week crying at the telly. Who knew that the achievements and disappointments of the Olympic athletes could have…

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The London Olympics flash mob at Wimbledon

Sunday, July 29, 2012

In the Olympic ticket fiasco I somehow managed to get Centre Court tickets for the first day at Wimbledon. Warned about airport style security and long queues we…

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Do you check your mobile when you are on the toilet?

Saturday, July 14, 2012

At the Institute of Fundraising Convention last week there was a lot of talk around technology enabled giving (or TEG, yes, we have a delightful new technology enabled…

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Are you still useful?

Thursday, June 21, 2012

This week I went to ‘Overturn’ the MA in Innovation Management Degree Show at Central Saint Martins. Who even knew you could do a MA in Innovation? Innovation…

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There are people dying now, so give me the money

Friday, June 1, 2012

On 31 May, hundreds of fundraisers gathered in London to hear 22 fundraising professionals share which fundraising ideas they wished they had thought of. I was proud to be included in…

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‘If the best thing we can say about our organisation is how much it costs to raise a pound then that’s a bit sad’

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Today I was reading Kevin Baughen’s Penguin Blog, ‘Which charity brand will be the first to jump on admin costs? And it reminded me of couple of sessions that…

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