Connecting with the benefactor inside us

Saturday, January 18, 2014

A guest blog by Anne McCrossan. Writing puts a spotlight on how very incomplete the communication process can be. In committing words to a page and trying to…

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What’s the point of it?

Monday, August 19, 2013

  Ages ago I spotted this list written on a piece of A5 paper on the wall of my (then) Directors office. It inspired me  – so I…

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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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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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Creativity, Innovation and Quality of Life

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Innovation is a buzzword topic. You can even do a Masters Degree in Innovation, Creativity and Leadership at City University in London. It has its own acronym; it…

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Having ideas isn’t the problem. The hard part is making them happen.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

I’ve just finished reading Making Ideas Happen by Scott Belsky; an inspirational book full of practical advice based on real experiences of the challenges and joys of making…

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What is innovation anyway?

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

As mentioned in my blog last week ‘What innovation isn’t” I think innovation is an overused term. According to Oxford Dictionaries online (does anyone own a dictionary anymore?…

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What innovation isn’t

Monday, May 2, 2011

Innovation, in my opinion is an overused term. People often seem to bung innovation in a sentence if they want to make something sound good but are too…

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Change is the natural state for the earth – it will never be finished

Sunday, April 24, 2011

On Friday I went to Down House, the former home of Charles Darwin. Down House is a stunning property with beautiful gardens and a museum of Darwin’s life….

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Stop caring what the other kids think

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Last week I happened upon the Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green. To be honest it’s more like a museum of nostalgia as the core audience seems to…

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