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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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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Science and creativity

Sunday, March 17, 2013

This week I watched the BBC programme Horizon about creative thinking. Scientists are trying to understand what happens in our brains before and during what they call ‘creative…

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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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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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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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