Success out of failure

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Katherine William-Powlett, NCVO’s dedicated Innovation Officer has been busy over the last few months organising a series of excellent events. Each one has tackled a different facet of…

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Embrace Procrastination

Monday, January 3, 2011

Procrastination; to defer action; delay: to put off till another day or time; to procrastinate until an opportunity is lost. Today I’ve done a brilliant job of procrastinating….

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Look outside of what you know

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Innovation isn’t about a single eureka moment; it’s about a series of thoughts and connections that combine to create something new. Einstein didn’t sit in a darkened room…

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Dare to do and notice more

Sunday, December 12, 2010

I love living in London.  Even though the tube is dirty and crowded, people don’t talk to each other, its expensive, grubby and the transport system is so…

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Change your Facebook profile picture to a cartoon and help protect children. How does that work then?

Monday, December 6, 2010

I’m fascinated by people’s behavior generally. One of my favorite pastimes is people watching and now I can people-watch online from the comfort of my sofa. Last weekend…

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Wrongology

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Being wrong – or ‘failing’ has to be up there in the top 10 most feared things list with public speaking and spiders. Kathryn Schulz’s new book Being…

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Isles of Scilly – Food for the Soul

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

In July I spent a wonderful week on The Isles of Scilly, an archipelago of islands 28 miles off the southwest tip of Cornwall. The Isles of Scilly…

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innovation and the rules of uncommon sense

Sunday, May 30, 2010

On Friday I went to a lunchtime seminar with Heather Sim, founder and Chief Executive of Space Unlimited. There is a lot of talk about innovation; anyone with…

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Elephant family – I love you but I wish that you had loved me back.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

250 elephants are parading the streets and parks of London right now! Bought to you by the Elephant Family these beautiful and original elephants will be making London’s…

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The World at my Feet

Sunday, May 9, 2010

That’s just it, we all have the world at our feet. The challenge is whether we choose to embrace it or not. I’ve travelled to many far-flung places,…

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