Monthly Archives: May 2014

Assailing the Castle of Resistance

It’s a long climb on a hot day: up the path, over the drawbridge, into the keep. Around you the ruined walls lean out over the abyss at crazy angles. Maybe twelve feet thick, leaning at thirty or forty degrees, … Continue reading

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Creative Space

In my mind, this was going to be creative. About creativity. I’d dedicated hours to writing, crafting in my head a reflective post of great wit and insight. But then I hit London and it all went wrong. As I … Continue reading

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Stories and Sea Shanties

There’s no denying that we all look a little bit younger in this photo: only five years ago, but so much changes (and i don’t just mean the receding hairlines and expanding waists). Rich, Cath and I still go kayaking … 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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My story runs through this place

Mine are the only footprints on this beach: stretching in front of me as i trace my return journey. I am toe to toe with myself as i wander back along the shoreline, the sun setting ruby red into the … Continue reading

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The location of stories

Cath and I have escaped to a caravan for the week to complete the writing and rehearsal of a new idea i’m working on around ‘creativity, co-creation and agility‘. We’re running a workshop in two weeks time that will cross … Continue reading

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Up a Creek: creativity, co-creation and agility

I’ve just re-read ‘Remote‘, Jason and David’s great book about why the office is no longer required. They talk about how remote workers can structure their days around other activities like picking up the kids or walking the dog. This … Continue reading

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