Tag Archives: Thinking

Grounded by the mud on my boots

Fire forms the beating heart of the house: by day, just a background image, flickering weakly, demanding food every few hours. By night though, as the darkness crawls up the side of the valley, it reaches out: a red flame, … Continue reading

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Edgelands

Trains transect spaces: urban to rural, city to the sea, valleys to highlands. And in between? Edgelands: spaces left unclaimed, unloved, spaces that form the thin black line between zones. Narrow, bordered by order, but in themselves chaotic, overlooked, lost. … Continue reading

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Writing: Milestones

An unexpected milestone crept up on me this morning: i hit 100,000 views on the blog. Depending how you look at it, that’s a surprisingly high, or surprisingly low number. When i started writing this blog, around three and a … Continue reading

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Reflecting on a Social way of working

First week of the year and i’ve been working on a new model, looking at pressures on Organisational Culture. Last year i defined the Social Age: a mindset and way of working where the primary relationship is between us and … Continue reading

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Creating the space to think

We can’t take the value of our thinking for granted: it doesn’t just happen. It’s like growing tomatoes. You have to plant them in the right compost, you need the right amount of sunshine, you have to water and feed … Continue reading

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Where do good ideas come from? Inspiration and innovation.

Good ideas don’t often fall out of the sky. They tend to have a foundation in the immediate, but extend their reach into wider possibility. Ideas are how we explore the unknown and seek to create order out of the … Continue reading

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