Category Archives: Culture

Engaging Power [4]: Diffusion

How do we fight, how do we conquer? In oppositional models of power, we deploy overwhelming force, to disrupt the structure. The sledgehammer solution. But when the structures of violence are held within coherent social units, the sledgehammer reinforces them. … Continue reading

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Engaging Power [3]: Loci

There is always a locus of engagement, a point where we are anchored. Multiple points maybe, for different contexts of our lives, but some place, or thing, that acts as the tether. If you are at school, the loci may … Continue reading

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Extraditing Values: Convenient Principles

The UK government has confirmed that it will extradite two terrorist suspects to the US, without demanding a guarantee that they won’t face the death penalty. This is unusual: as a point of principle, the UK does not support the … Continue reading

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The Trust Sketchbook: A Guided Journey

I’m preparing to launch ‘The Trust Sketchbook’, in July. It’s the first in a new series of books, which act as guided, reflective, journeys through different aspects of the Social Age. These are intended to help us think about spaces … Continue reading

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Dear NHS

Dear NHS, My father is home. After six weeks in hospital, it’s been a tough ride for everyone, but such are the perils of growing older. And now i need to say ‘thank you’. Falling into the arms of a … Continue reading

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Citizen of Apple, State of Lego

What if you are no longer a citizen of a State? What if ‘citizenship’ has devolved from a binary, to an analogue, status: no longer something you have, or lack, but rather something contextual, more fluid, and perhaps multi faceted. … Continue reading

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Mythology

When we write our story of the past, we memorialise our journey, and this act of ossification is as true for organisations as it is for individuals. We chose one narrative as dominant, selectively filtering to give a coherence that … Continue reading

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