Monthly Archives: June 2017

Things we no longer do (really?)

I’m researching a new info-graphic on dead technologies and came across this list of things we supposedly don’t do anymore. I don’t know about you, but I still do quite a few things on this list (exactly half actually), but … Continue reading

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Framed

The map is getting framed! Here on the wall of a private equity firm in London. I also heard today the blank (lines only) version being described as a bit like a colouring in book for adults – but more … Continue reading

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Tech Trends

I do like this. Here….

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Stat of the week

Windfarms across the UK generated more electricity in 2016 than coal power plants for the first time ever, according to an analyst’s estimates. Three major coal power plants closed in 2016, causing coal electricity generation to plummet to 9.2%, down … Continue reading

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Grenfell Tower Protests

Well I’d say we have entered the top left scenario, wouldn’t you?

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A biological model of innovation

Can biology teach us anything about innovation? The essence of Darwinism is that progress is created by adaptation to changing circumstances. What starts off as a random mutation often spreads throughout a population to eventually become the norm through a … Continue reading

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The extreme present

I’m just going through a pile of newspaper cuttings, magazines and journals for the next issue of my What’s Next report. Towards the top of the pile I’ve discovered a little gem from Douglas Coupland in the FT. ” …the … Continue reading

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A Darwinian model of innovation

Can biology teach us anything about innovation? The essence of Darwinism is that progress is created by adaptation to changing circumstances. What starts off as a random mutation often spreads throughout a population to eventually become the norm through a … Continue reading

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Quote of the Week (quote of our times)

“C’est la vie, say the old folks, it goes to show you never can tell.”

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Tory Landslide

Just in case you were wondering what I think….

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