Four reasons why you buy your regular morning coffee

Monday, February 24, 2014
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Have you ever wondered what goes on in your brain when you buy something? Why did you choose the leading brand mayonnaise over the supermarket own brand? Why…

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Two years and twenty-eight days

Thursday, January 30, 2014

It is two years and twenty-eight days since I left the relative security of a full-time permanent job to be a free range human. It is only now…

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How we are hardwired to learn and think through storytelling

Monday, January 6, 2014

I recently discovered the Aspen Ideas Festival and a session by Kendall Haven about why we are hardwired to think and learn through storytelling.* Given that human beings…

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32 things I have learnt this year

Monday, December 30, 2013

2013 is almost over. Now is the time for quiet reflection on our achievements, beating ourselves up about the things we didn’t do and planning what we must…

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We’ve got your back

Monday, December 23, 2013

Back in February I wrote this list of 40 things. I’ve done quite a few things on the list. But there is still more to do. Recently I…

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Charity innovation takes many forms

Monday, December 16, 2013

A guest blog from Zoe Amar. Lucy’s recent blog about the 7 myths of innovation has inspired me to challenge my preconceptions in this area. As Lucy says,…

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‘Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavour’ Truman Capote

Monday, December 9, 2013

Last week I went to an event run by The Crowd, and hosted by Ed Gillespie co-founder of Futerra on celebrating failure. Innovation and failure are close friends….

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7 myths of innovation

Monday, December 2, 2013

Innovation is not just about green bean bags and whacky idea sessions. Lets blow some myths about innovation out of the water and hear what some of the…

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Successful fundraisers know their supporters

Monday, November 25, 2013

Last week I went to The Ideas Lab: Innovation in Insight and Analytics conference run by the Institute of Fundraising’s Insight in Fundraising Special Interest Group. The conference…

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Underdogs, misfits and the art of battling giants

Monday, November 18, 2013

Malcolm Gladwell’s latest book David and Goliath highlights that power is not always what it might seem and how the ability of the underdog to succeed should not…

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