Author Archives: Richard

Why do some things get invented while others don’t?

Looking back over a few decades of dealing with innovators, large and small, there appear to be five reasons why some ideas – and people – make it while others don’t. This is not an exhaustive list. Neither does it … Continue reading

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Physics of the Mind in Sydney

  Anyone in or around Sydney might like to check out an Australian Institute of Physics event at CSIRO in Lindfield on November 6th. I’m speaking at the event via Skype. http://physics-industry.com/2014-Overview.html

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The Tyranny of PowerPoint

I’ve reached the end of my template. I’m bored stupid with PowerPoint. Various people have said they are now using Keynote, but this seems like a similar punishment. Interestingly, I did a speech in Brussels a while back and didn’t … Continue reading

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The Architecture of Ideas

I’ve written extensively about how physical spaces influence thinking (e.g. Future Minds, Fast Company etc.), but I didn’t realise until recently just how much research there was on this. For example, Joan Meyers-Levy and Juliet Zhu, two Profs at the … Continue reading

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Future Library

I do love this. A Future Library project, created by a Scottish artist called Katie Paterson, has started with the planting of 1,000 trees just outside Oslo in Norway. They will slowly grow and while they do a writer will … Continue reading

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Some great statistics

Just playing with some numbers!

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Typewriters vs. Computers

I like this (from Ryan Adams, the songwriter/musician). “Your critical mind is an interrupter of your inspired true self. If you are daydreaming and you are in that zone, you have the 300-mile gaze, stuff is coming through, it’s like … Continue reading

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Future of travel

Don’t think I ever published this!

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Nothing. Zip. Zilch.

Nothing to say apart from a rant about the battery life of iPhones and the near useless nature of Apple customer support, which I’ll avoid.

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Emerging Technology Timeline

  Just had two portrait versions of the tech timeline added. One is neon out of black (above) the other has a white background. Get in touch if you want high-resolution printable versions or A3 paper copies.

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