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Wake TFU

We used to define the future in units of 5, 10 – maybe even 50 years. Science fiction painted us the pictures.

Now it’s possible to achieve almost anything we like in weeks or months if we put our minds to it. If you are awake then you are already…

Going Beyond Normal

CATCHING THE EYE IS THE QUICKEST ROUTE TO CAPTURING THE IMAGINATION

Making People Think

It might sound a bit grand but I’ve spent my life trying to get people to think. To my mind it’s only by thinking that we can bring about any progress. And only by thinking critically might we avoid solving the wrong problems really well.

Being the one trying to…

And How Nokia Didn’t. The Burning Platform Memo

We all remember how Kodak completely missed the digital photography industry. A bit less well known yet equally salutary was Nokia’s demise. Shortly before its Capital Markets Day in 2011 this speech was given by the CEO Stephen Elop and posted to the internal Nokia employee system.

It became known…

Why We Don’t Change + The Scientific Reality That So Often Defeats Us

I’ve always deconstructed a ‘thing’ to figure out how the thing works. It’s been a preoccupation throughout my life. I’ve applied it in business as well — take a challenge then explode all the bits. …

Agency Or Consultancy? — We Need Another Category

JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT — THEY SAY WHAT?

Originally Published on LinkedIn on October 20, 2017

Agency. Consultancy. Something Else?

Some of us find it bloody hard to say what we do. I know I do. Many businesses are hard to categorise and many of us don’t like the categories we get associated with. Especially ‘agency’ or ‘consultancy’. …

A Manifesto Of Sorts

2017 put a cherry on top of a very toxic cake for me. Countless displays of global ignorance burst our stupor. 2017 made many of us scream with rage and stirred up deep emotions.

Some long held beliefs were challenged. Concerns about how fucked we are and that had been…

A Love Story To The Humble Wall

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Street artists are the new expressionists.

They live ‘off grid’ and on the clock. The mainstream is of no interest. To them the idea of ‘normal’ smells of a dying mediocrity.

They make places that have little to love — loveable.

Spray-can wielding storytellers. They’re creative guerillas shining light and…

It’s Like This — The Crazies May Just Save Us

I’m fucking crazy. I’m crazy with the indifference. I’m crazy with the stupidity of what’s going on around me. I’m crazy with the desire to make it different so we actually change things. I’m crazy with myself.

Politics, Business and in Society — dumb everywhere. ‘Madness’ has become the most…

A plan of action — designed to achieve a long-term or overall aim?

THE PERFECT EXAM QUESTION — WHAT THE F#@K?

I had the privilege of meeting a roomful of inspiring people this week. Passionate people seeking truth — camped out at the bleeding edge of a long-running riddle.

Our host and leading protagonist did an incredible job of laying out the terrain. A parched desert of mediocrity in need of…

Just Thinking

Observations Good, Bad & Disruptive

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