Author Archives: Richard

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Delivery robots

So I saw one of these last night wandering around near London Bridge. I got talking to someone who said that research had shown that some customers didn’t like dealing with people when ordering delivery food. Apparently things can be … Continue reading

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The next 33 years on a single sheet of paper

A sneak peek at a talk I’m doing tonight about what’s on my new mega trends map (and what’s in my head, which is much the same thing). Plenty more of these talks to come including a few that are … Continue reading

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Quote of the week

I’m getting into deep looking (new book, long story) so this quote fits the bill. “We look at the world once, in childhood. The rest is memory.” Louise Gluck. (Quoted in Conde Nast Traveller).

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Talking about the mega-trends map

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Stat of the week

Three-quarters of UK children spend less time outdoors than prison inmates. A fifth of children do not play outside at all on an average day, the poll found. Ref: The Guardian (article link).

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Ten ideas to transform teaching

1. Pay teachers more (or make teaching tax free) Teaching needs to become one of the most desirable professions. I might be wrong, but it strikes me that paying teachers a lot more could dramatically increase the quantity and quality … Continue reading

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The Cultural Significance of Mac and Cheese

That’s what I’ve been researching today….

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On Education

Written for my friends in Australia. (5,000 words). There’s a scene in the classic Woody Allen movie Annie Hall where the nine-year-old Alvy Singer has been taken to see his doctor because he’s become depressed. His mother, who is at … Continue reading

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