Really?! Yes. Look at it this way. Humankind has been throwing things into rivers for thousands of years – rubbish, talismans or coins, items which accidentally fall in or which are dramatically dumped, and we all know about the ubiquitous shopping trolleys right? River beds are a microcosm of human history and chart the developmentContinue reading “The History of a City is Rubbish”
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Happiness (below) is a short film made by Steve Cutts. It’s a masterpiece. We live in a society where the focus on well being and mindfulness is in the ascendant. It’s the natural corollary to lives lived in the shadow of an exploitative system – where what we buy is, we are told, what definesContinue reading “Happiness”
Millennials, Elections, and Change
The failure to understand the values, motivations and desires of Millennials is dangerous at best, stupid at worst.
‘Exploring Community’ – a recurring event looking:
to find out what really concerns local people
to ensure that different community groups get together – speed dating style
to erode some of the artificial / assumed boundaries between groups to ensure more cohesive working.
Youth 100: What 18-24 Year Olds think about Brands
What do YouTube, Amazon, Google, BBC, Ben & Jerry’s, Cadburys, Facebook, Pringles, Wikipedia and Channel 4 have in common?
Leadership & Change: Bias, Stereotypes and the Impact on Organisational Behaviour
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 issuesContinue reading “Leadership & Change: Bias, Stereotypes and the Impact on Organisational Behaviour”
Street art excites controversy. To some street art is graffiti, something unwanted, an attack on the urban fabric and their sense of safety within it. To others street art is a means of expression, of enlivening and humanising urban spaces, introducing humour, colour and passion.
How austerity is shaping trends
To put it another way, “it’s all about the economy stupid!”.
Men of quality do not fear equality
I couldn’t agree more with the sentiment that men of quality do not fear equality. I’m amazed that some men think it demeaning to cook or clean, or wield a needle and thread. Just as I am by women who balk at wielding a hammer or turning a screwdriver. To me the almost obsessive focusContinue reading “Men of quality do not fear equality”
This is a great example of media promoting a cause. Disco grew out of marginalised subcultures – black, Latino and gay – with an inherent message of unity and self-expression. Now, English Disco Lovers are aiming to take the English Defence League’s no. 1 position on Google. Go on, do what you can to helpContinue reading “Quiet genius”