Tag Archives: Culture

Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas: Transient Culture

Rising out of the desert, nothing about Vegas is either to scale or normal: it’s a space built for a community that comes and keeps on coming. A parody of worlds far away built to escape from this one. It’s … Continue reading

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A Sense of Culture

Our notion of culture seems tied to geography: a distinction that may be losing it’s relevance in the Social Age. For fun, today i’ve been sketching out a model of waves of culture, overlapping but distinct ways in which we … Continue reading

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Squatting

I’ve been co-working today. Which, in yesterday’s language, means squatting in someone else’s office. Drinking their coffee. Using their free WiFi. Taking up desk space. Making the place look untidy. And not only did i sit in their space, i … Continue reading

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An Imperfect Humanity?

The strength of a good leader does not come from being right all the time: it comes from being humble enough to know when you are wrong. It comes from being fair enough to hear the views of others and … Continue reading

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Microcosm

I’m working in Jersey and Guernsey this week: two islands off the South coast of the UK. Crown Dependencies, which means aligned with, but not governed by, the UK. Part of the family, but with separate identities and a unique … Continue reading

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From Aspiration to Culture: the erosion of values

A startup is a blank sheet: no systems, no process, no legacy. To some, it’s anathema: a lack of reference points, a lack of structure, a lack of support. To others, it’s freedom, a freedom they could never experience within … Continue reading

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A Culture That Feels Right?

I delivered a workshop today at the head office of a global business: a young and dynamic company that’s growing fast. As is often the case, growth means opening new offices and, in their case, colonising extra floors of existing … Continue reading

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