Sunday Times shares the story of Tubespiration

Inspiration for when you’re stuck for inspiration – that’s what prompted the Sunday Times to check out Tubespiration. Read the full article here: http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/public/Appointments/article1424975.ece Why not try a Tubespiration! tour for you and your team? Get in touch now for further details […]

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Welcome back Netto – 3 great creative ideas they never used (and how I started the ‘Baked Beans War’ of 1994)

News of Sainsbury’s partnership with Danish-based Dansk Supermarked brings back happy memories – I did their PR in the UK for a number of years – and very proud of some great work and creating some great legends, including inadvertently starting the ‘Great Baked Beans War of 1994, as well as some more outlandish creative […]

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What are you doing with your ‘wealth’?

                  News that one of Britain’s biggest lottery winners is giving £3 million to the ‘Yes Scotland’ referendum campaign brought a smile to my face and got me thinking. It also connected me to a good deed I did yesterday, picking up some other dog owners’ dog […]

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The facts about the Blue Monday meme

It’s Blue Monday on Monday January 20th)  – symbolically the most depressing day of the year. And it provides a great opportunity to promote greater understanding about mental well-being, positive psychology, or just an excuse to have a good time. It’s also a wonderful example of experience how memes operate and how we live in […]

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Tube equivalent of Platform 9¾ – anywhere on Underground

I’m teaming up with a group of creative mavericks who inspire people to create the equivalent of Harry Potter’s Platform 9¾ anywhere on the London Underground’s with the launch of ‘Tube Kultura’. It brings together for the first time all the people across the UK who do weird or wonderful creative activities using the London […]

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A home for UK creative mavericks – on the London Underground

I am launching a new initiative bringing together for the first time all the people across the UK who do weird and wonderful creative activities using the London Underground – from artists, to Tube racers, to Tube staff heroes. Called ‘Tube Kultura’ the initiative provides a platform for maverick creatives to share their trails and […]

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Are you suffering from ‘Teflonitus’?

You’re successful. You’re smart at managing yourself, your diary and commitments. You avoid getting embroiled in time-consuming, and no doubt time-wasting, distractions. Success is marked out by your surety in managing you, and the ever-growing list of demands on your precious time. But hang on! Could you be cursed with a newly-diagnosed condition?  An ailment […]

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A tribute to another ‘hero’ of the London bombings

In my innovation and creativity classes I encourage people to develop a skill to spot opportunities, to listen out for new ideas or positive examples of good practice from unlikely sources, to adapt and apply to your own situation. This is at the heart of your creative capacity, underpinned by a self-confidence, self-belief and self-motivation […]

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Barry ideas bank shares its story with Royal Society for Arts

Valuable insights and lessons on how to manage and resource community innovation by ‘Blended Creativity’ – using offline and online resources in tandem – were highlighted when I told the story of the Barry IdeasBank – believed to be the UK’s longest running community idea resource – at the annual conference of the Royal Society […]

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