Monthly Archives: January 2012

Life is not a straight line (so have lots of conversations)

I recently read a paper by friend, psychologist and business and elite sports coach Tim O’Brien (@Doctob), about the tendency today to move away from ambiguity and complexity towards what he calls A or B thinking, and why this is … Continue reading

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Getting philosophical: is reputation a camouflage for something else?

Preparing lunch the other day, I needed to sneeze, so I left the kitchen, sneezed, washed my hands, and returned to the chicken sandwiches. And this domestic sequence of events triggered a Gedankenexperiment (there’s a word I hadn’t expected to … Continue reading

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Technology + finance + advocacy = real success

My family and I had lunch recently with disability champion Max Burt and his wife Justine. Max worked in advertising in the UK in the 1990s until a catastrophic accident changed Max’s life forever. (You can read the gist of … Continue reading

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Looking ahead: what’s new for PR in 2012

Gotcha! Why do we do this? Why do we try to predict the future? It’s almost impossible, and it distracts us from the task at hand, from original thinking, from testing our own assumptions, from considering truly new ways of … Continue reading

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