Food waste bugs me. Food producers spend millions getting food to ‘look’ just right, often sacrificing flavour and nutrition in the process. Processing food for convenience consumes vast quantities of water and other scarce natural resources. In addition, our lack of understanding of where food really comes from and willingness to purchase food that ‘looks right’ helps create mountains of food waste and perpetuate an unhealthy diet. (more…)
How stunning are these images? The photographer Franck Bohbot has brilliantly captured the classic movie palaces of southern California … and what palaces they were!
Some feedback lives with you forever, usually because it betrays zero understanding of the creative process. Well this marvellous bunch of creatives from Ireland have come up trumps with a series of A3 posters (in aid of charity) – they’ve been creative with appalling feedback. If you’ve ever been one of these clients, look away now.
On St Patrick’s day I salute these Irish creatives for their wit and chutzpah. Sláinte agus táinte!
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Quite aside from marketing and communications, I am also a voluntary board member of various socially active organisations. As part of these activities I’ve seen at first hand how poverty affects people, but also how people react to negative situations and create positive outcomes for themselves. (more…)
Binna Kandola is Senior Partner and co-founder of Pearn Kandola. His areas of expertise are diversity and inclusion, equal opportunities, assessment and development. He is particularly interested in understanding bias and finding ways to reduce it through effective leadership.
In the video and presentation below, Binna Kandola cogently explains how leaders need to examine issues like bias, stereotyping, group think, how we attend to information which confirms stereotypes, how and why some workplace interventions might enforce unconscious bias and how valuing ‘difference’ can maintain stereotypes.
If I put to you this riddle, what would your answer be?
A father and his son are in a car accident. The father dies instantly, and the son is taken to the nearest hospital. The doctor comes in and exclaims “I can’t operate on this boy.”
“Why not?” the nurse asks.
“Because he’s my son,” the doctor responds.
How is this possible?
Ultimately Kandola presents a challenge to engrained leadership practice, putting forward a new way of leading. It’s fascinating stuff. As marketers, leaders and as human beings, we are evolving. There is still much to do. Watch and learn.
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