Monthly Archives: April 2011

Why does ‘Titanic’ fascinate us so much?

While visiting London I came across the major exhibition on ‘Titanic’ at the O2. I pondered: Why is it, 100 years on, the story of how one ship sunk still holds such fascination for contemporary society? There have been other … Continue reading

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Is the British Museum getting stupid?

Is the British Museum – an organization I normally associate as being the repository of all that is wise and intelligent – getting stupid? I am a great fan of what I regard as one of the best places in … Continue reading

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NEWS: Managing the Creative PR team session London May 5th

Will be introducing some new tools and techniques at my next open Creativity session – ‘Managing the Creative PR Team’ organised by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations, to be held at their offices in central London. Delegates will gain … Continue reading

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Who are ‘You’ – and how it helps your innovation and creativity

Did ‘you’ know that there is no single thing or part of you that is essentially ‘you’: if you go looking around your body or your brain you won’t find it. Your brain, body and memories all play a part … Continue reading

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Let’s use poetry for everyday life

The recent story about the police using poetry to create changes in behaviour – among prisoners – is a welcome example of the immense power of verse. It highlights how what I call ‘meme-friendly’ language is not only more helpful … Continue reading

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Sagacity: the creative opportunity-spotters’ friend

In my creativity teaching I highlight the profound significance of your ‘sagacity’ – your ability to read a bigger picture than others; its portent facility to enable you to spot clues of what the future is like ahead of everyone … Continue reading

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Internships: don’t be a King Canute: formal and informal connections

The call by Nick Clegg, the Deputy Prime Minister, who made a call for an end to internships based on ‘who you know’ rather than ‘what you know’ raised hackles and claims of being hypocritical with his own career boosted … Continue reading

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7 lessons from Eddie Stobart for you

The death of Eddie Stobart has highlighted one of the UK’s most idiosyncratic brands. The story of how a medium-sized haulage company, essentially offering the same product as its competitors, has become a much-revered British institution offers valuable lessons. Why … Continue reading

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Latest Wimbournes press gaffes

I am a great fan of ‘Wimbournes’ – where in the hurry to design a newspaper page there is either an unfortunate juxtaposition of two stories or words in headlines. Latest example – right – found on Twitter Any other examples … Continue reading

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Over 50? Get a new life with these 5 principles

Finished at 50? asks Panorama in its examination of age discrimination in the over age group.(BBC TV Monday April 4th) With recession, underlying structural changes in the global economy, and public sector cutbacks the issue highlights a grim picture for … Continue reading

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