Tag Archives: Art

Fragility and Impermanence

Nothing lasts forever, not monuments or mountains, not deserts nor seas, not stories or knowledge, not emperors or kings. Everything comes to pass, some things more rapidly than others. In an age of digital permanence, where our signatures are everlasting … Continue reading

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Can You Judge a Book By It’s Cover?

The last job for the new 2nd Edition of the Social Leadership Handbook: finish the cover. I’ve been literally tearing my hair out, trying to do the best job i can do. I’m entirely unsure why it’s harder than any … Continue reading

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Illustrations About ‘Community’ in Social Leadership

Continuing to #WorkOutLoud as i complete the final illustrations for the 2nd Edition of the Social Leadership Handbook: today, three core illustrations about ‘Community‘. These three images accompany the section where we consider where the communties are that we inhabit … Continue reading

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Brighton Rock: Reckless and Homeless

You can’t walk far in Brighton without finding graffiti: the sanctioned and sponsored art form type, decorating electrical boxes and shopfronts, the porto-art inhabiting alleyways and laid on hoardings, and the raw, visceral cries sprayed on garage doors, derelict rooftops … Continue reading

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Heartbeat of the Social Age

With a degree of trepidation i found myself on the roof of the old rum distillery: maybe five floors up and clutching the ladder with white knuckles. It’s not that the ground i stood on was particularly precarious (indeed, it … Continue reading

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1,000

This is my 1,000th blog post. I feel it should be special. But the pressure is daunting, so i’ll just dive in. One thousand: they’ve not all been great, but that’s not the point. They’ve been steps on a journey, … Continue reading

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Voices

Whispering in the wind, echoing through hallways, buzzing like an angry fly down a bad phone line or whispered tenderly late at night. Voices of purpose and intent, voices that implore or beg us to take action, bullying or directive … Continue reading

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