Monthly Archives: March 2013

Five Trends for the Future of Food

                I’ve just been sent this. It’s a talk I did at the Barilla Centre for Food & Nutrition in Milan towards the end of last year and is about what, where and … Continue reading

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Trends in Iceland

A study by Tinna Laufey at the University of Iceland has looked at behavioral changes in Iceland since the economic crash of late 2008. It reveals that all unhealthily forms of behavior (the ones they measured anyway, like consumption of … Continue reading

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Stat of the Week

Newly incorporated companies with one female director have a 27% lower risk of becoming insolvent than comparable firms with all-male boards, says a team from Leeds University Business School in the UK. Via The Daily Stat (Harvard Business Review).

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Music on the brain

              How can employers increase the quality of thinking inside their organisations? The use of music is one option, although its abstract nature and ubiquity can mean that we forget about its power. The … Continue reading

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Another Quote (OK, so it’s the second this week)

I’ve chosen this from today’s New York Times, but perhaps we could substitute weapons for politicians? (Remember the days when politicians had ideas?). “We reached the point where weapons should go silent and ideas speak.” – Abdullah Ocalan (Kurdish rebel … Continue reading

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Present Shock

                    OK, this looks good. You should all know about Douglas Rushkoff. He’s a commentator on technology and society, but unlike me he’s really clever. So what is he arguing about … Continue reading

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Quote of the week

            Sorry, time has flown. End of the day and no post so here’s a quick quote. “We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years and underestimate the change that … Continue reading

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Ten Trends to Watch

                    1) Angst It was much the same last year. Things aren’t going back to pre-GFC normal and we’ll just have to adjust to an era of trendless volatility brought about … Continue reading

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Then and Now

Interesting, as always, to see the latest batch of data from the UKs Office of National Statistics (ONS). Apparently, back in 1957, food and clothing took up almost 50% of average household income, whereas nowadays it consumes just 25%. Astonishingly, … Continue reading

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Now we’re talking…

            Real or photoshop? (looks like Bondi)

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