Monthly Archives: October 2011

2012 Food Trends (or not)

Tempting as it is to comment on Liam Fox and where his departure would leave William Hague, I’ll focus on some food trends instead. Something that caught my eye recently was from in the US. Check out the link, … Continue reading

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The Same Old Fears

If you aren’t nervous enough already, here’s something else to worry about. In December 1929, at the time of the Great American stock market crash, America suddenly fell victim to a pandemic. The disease, called psittacosis, had been known about … Continue reading

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Innovation: Lessons from the ‘Big Apple’

I wrote this for Fast Company magazine back in 2007. It’s still pertinent I feel. The question, of course, is what will happen to Apple post Steve? I suspect the answer is more or less what happened to Sony post … Continue reading

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Reputation management

Just back from Paris (I love saying that). I think I may have fallen in love – no, with the city, although…anyway, get yourself over there. So what’s up? Well I’m doing something for Telstra at the London Business School … Continue reading

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Feed your mind with a brain snack

It’s October so, naturally, the August issue of brainmail has just gone up. Here’s a tiny taster… Human hair heists You couldn’t make this up. In the US the crime of the moment is human hair heists by criminal gangs. … Continue reading

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Anger – It’s all the rage these days

Why is everyone so angry ? Why is grim survivalism the current zeitgeist? To quote a leader in the Financial Times a few years ago, it might be that “The ‘nice’ decade – for Non-Inflationary Continuous Expansion – is behind … Continue reading

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Quote of the Week

Off to France for the day to speak about the shift of power eastwards among other things, so this is somewhat appropriate. “Ici repose un géant endormi, laissez le dormir, car quand il séveillera, il étonnéra le mondé.” ( “Here … Continue reading

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2012 Trends Map (Maybe)

It seems that people now expect me to do a new trend map each year. I was starting to think I’d run out of ideas about what to do with colours and lines when I had another thought – crosswords. … Continue reading

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