Growing pains for the gig economy

Growing pains for the gig economy

I was lucky enough to catch the both hilarious and insightful Dan Lyons when he was passing through London earlier this month, promoting his book Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Start Up Bubble. Dan is a former tech writer who left journalism and subsequently wrote a book on his experience working as a 52-year-old at… Continue Reading

Sustainable life in the fast lane

Sustainable life in the fast lane

Just ahead of the events of the past week, I spent a day listening to a room full of optimism and ambition at Wayra’s excellent Corporate Acceleration event, part of London Technology Week. Corporate acceleration is big business, providing support to early stage start-ups via training, mentoring, office space and capital. They provide an alternative… Continue Reading

Insight is good

Insight is good

Insight is perhaps the most over-used but least understood word in the communications lexicon, and that’s saying something. All too often casually tossed away as simply meaning ‘data’, ‘research’ or, worse, ‘a few things Google told me’. More often than not, there are loads of them, so-called insights underpinning the same campaign, presumably all there… Continue Reading

Purpose For Punks

Purpose For Punks

BrewDog, the craft beer and bar phenomenon taking the UK brewing scene quite literally by storm, is best known for its controversial stunts and product launches, the way it takes on the brewing establishment and its deliberately DIY approach to doing business and raising finance. Along the way it arguably brought both craft beer and… Continue Reading

So, farewell, Smarter Planet?

So, farewell, Smarter Planet?

I’ll confess my heart sank a little when I read earlier this week that IBM was replacing its Smarter Planet brand platform with something called ‘Cognitive Business’. Now, these things come and go, and this is actually only IBM’s third update in 20 years. It lasted seven of those, which is pretty impressive by any… Continue Reading

Go easy on the ‘T’ word

Go easy on the ‘T’ word

One suspects the incoming CEO of Volkswagen won’t be getting much rest and relaxation this coming ‘feierabend’. The scale of the ongoing revelations this week, as well as the reaction to them, will give rise to some deep soul-searching in Wolfsburg over the next few days. There’s a lot to repair, starting with what is… Continue Reading

Growing pains for the gig economy

Growing pains for the gig economy

I was lucky enough to catch the both hilarious and insightful Dan Lyons when he was passing through London earlier this month, promoting his book Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Start Up Bubble. Dan is a former tech writer who left journalism and subsequently wrote a book on his experience working as a 52-year-old at… Continue Reading

Sustainable life in the fast lane

Sustainable life in the fast lane

Just ahead of the events of the past week, I spent a day listening to a room full of optimism and ambition at Wayra’s excellent Corporate Acceleration event, part of London Technology Week. Corporate acceleration is big business, providing support to early stage start-ups via training, mentoring, office space and capital. They provide an alternative… Continue Reading

Insight is good

Insight is good

Insight is perhaps the most over-used but least understood word in the communications lexicon, and that’s saying something. All too often casually tossed away as simply meaning ‘data’, ‘research’ or, worse, ‘a few things Google told me’. More often than not, there are loads of them, so-called insights underpinning the same campaign, presumably all there… Continue Reading

Purpose For Punks

Purpose For Punks

BrewDog, the craft beer and bar phenomenon taking the UK brewing scene quite literally by storm, is best known for its controversial stunts and product launches, the way it takes on the brewing establishment and its deliberately DIY approach to doing business and raising finance. Along the way it arguably brought both craft beer and… Continue Reading

So, farewell, Smarter Planet?

So, farewell, Smarter Planet?

I’ll confess my heart sank a little when I read earlier this week that IBM was replacing its Smarter Planet brand platform with something called ‘Cognitive Business’. Now, these things come and go, and this is actually only IBM’s third update in 20 years. It lasted seven of those, which is pretty impressive by any… Continue Reading

Go easy on the ‘T’ word

Go easy on the ‘T’ word

One suspects the incoming CEO of Volkswagen won’t be getting much rest and relaxation this coming ‘feierabend’. The scale of the ongoing revelations this week, as well as the reaction to them, will give rise to some deep soul-searching in Wolfsburg over the next few days. There’s a lot to repair, starting with what is… Continue Reading

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