Category Archives: Culture

Culture, Motorbikes and Agility: Fit for the Social Age

I like Nathan: he’s making his own path. A motorbike custom body shop and artisan cafe. A workshop combined with a social space. Sandwiches and carburettors. He’s got vision and the energy to realise it: create the space, challenge assumptions, … Continue reading

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Landscape of Norfolk: Exploring Adaptation, Culture and Dereliction

Norfolk has a lot of churches: climb the rickety stairs to the top of a tower and you will probably see half a dozen more within just a few miles. Not that you’re allowed to climb many of them anymore: … Continue reading

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GoogleGlass: the social dilemma

Joe was great: sitting me down, letting me open the box, carefully lifting out my new, orange, Glass and ensuring i was connected to the WiFi. When i first arrived at Glass Basecamp, the half dozen casually dressed staff (Explorers? … Continue reading

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Blinding Google

I first noticed it a couple of days ago: a search for a musician led to a page with a note at the bottom. “Some results may have been removed under data protection law in Europe – LEARN MORE“. For … Continue reading

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The battle for the soul of San Francisco

It’s a cold wind that blows in from Alaska, cutting through my light jumper and chilling me in a way entirely out of line with my expectations of California. The sun still shone bright enough to burn my nose after … Continue reading

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Shaping the Culture

Scott Berkun has written a great book about his year working at Autommatic, the young team behind wordpress.com. It’s a story about a dynamic culture, unafraid to make mistakes, unafraid to learn. Surprisingly, for a technology company, the focus is … Continue reading

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A smoking culture

I visited a new office today, meeting people i’d never met before. Naturally i googled them first and checked out the website: vision, strategy, intent, it gave me great insight into the messages they wanted to broadcast. When i drove … Continue reading

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