For you if you can’t be there – or if you are and want a recap – here’s a summary of main points:
Your Visitors Have Come To DO…
Unlike traditional media, which is more passive, we are online to DO things: search, browse, compare, curate, and Continue reading
You’re asking us to simplify a message’ says the Dean of Social Science ‘When our whole orientation is to complicate it’.
Hired to introduce impact skills training to senior academics at a university, I ask them to choose a constituency they wish to influence.
Then they are to come up with a one phrase mission for their message, to this constituency.
This turns out to be quite a challenge, which foxes Continue reading
Book writing of any value involves slog Continue reading
The philosopher Isiah Berlin wrote an essay called ‘The Hedgehog and The Fox’ in which he contrasted two thinking styles: one which views the world via a single big idea (hedgehog) and one which utilizes scattered information and experience, to interpret through Continue reading
You get up tomorrow morning, with the purpose of going cold turkey on stories.
You will attempt to take them out of your life entirely.
So… no media consumption, no asking family members ‘how are you today?’ (you may well get a story) , no telling yourself as you look Continue reading
An upside of this miscalculation is that I get to compare informally Continue reading
In the UK currently we’re coming to the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee – while at the same time everyone’s talking about how our country needs to be more innovative and entrepreneurial. But might not the first rule out the second?
The more we celebrate Royalty and take days off to do this, the more we acknowledge we know our place, and believe Continue reading