Category Archives: Culture

Innovation and Culture

In my work around Innovation, i’ve become increasingly interested in culture, specifically the notion that we may require a certain fluidity, that culture may be optimised in specific spaces, and that the very optimisation that permits us to thrive, may … Continue reading

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Modes Of Social Organisation: By The People, For The People

Things have always changed: i write today in Chichester, my hometown, an old Roman city, which became the capital of the Kingdom of Sussex. From marching fort and Roman camp, to fortified town and city state. Today, as part of … Continue reading

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Crossing Fault Lines

I’m using this last week of writing to complete some unfinished (or un-started) articles, which have been sitting patiently, awaiting my attention. Yes: you are correct that there is another week to go until Christmas, but that’s dedicated to uninterrupted … Continue reading

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Foundational Shifts in Power

Much of the dynamic of the Social Age relates to fundamental shifts in power: broadly, this is a flow away from formally organised systems, with codified power, into socially moderated systems, with reputation based, and networked, power. We will still … Continue reading

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Primary Cultural Alignment

This is some early-stage thinking about cultural alignment: I’m acutely aware that I have no evidence to back this up, and am therefore writing largely from instinct and observation, the last tools of the desperate. So take this as it … Continue reading

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A Civil Society?

From the macro, to the micro: i was in Oxford yesterday, on a cold night, walking through the city. I ended my journey walking past half a dozen rough sleepers, bedded down for the night, sheltered under cardboard boxes and … Continue reading

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#MeToo

Except not me. In fact, i would rather it was me. But it’s not. It’s my friends. And i’m dreading every one. The last few weeks have seen the explosion of the Weinstein story: allegations of sexual harassment, and worse. … Continue reading

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