Idea begins with I

Surprisingly so do so many of the words associated with generating and developing ideas, for example: Imagination, inspiration, innovation and invention. Insight, intuition, intelligence and inclination. Immersion, inclusion, introspection and interpretation. Inversion, intervention and intrusion Infusion, immersion and implosion. Illusion, impression and illustration. There are more. It’s almost uncanny. There’s an urban myth that being […]

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Five really awkward questions before you wake up in 2017

Five months on, can you think of a single advantage in Brexit? Do you have any warm feelings towards Teresa May’s Government? Or for that matter towards any grouping in the House of Commons? How could America have elected Trump? Have any of the big Christmas ads knocked your socks off? Are you going to […]

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Time to have a debate about debate

Debates are in the news. Trump and Clinton mark III takes place on Wed 19th October, and literally anything could happen after the appalling and unstatesmanlike name-calling of the first two encounters. We have just recovered from the tedium of several rounds of Jeremy Corbyn vs……what was the guy’s name now? Momentum against what used […]

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Does free speech matter any more?

This piece is not all about Kevin Roberts. But it was inspired by reflection on the controversy in the summer, when he generated more column inches in the last weeks than in his whole career – not about his very real achievements as a business leader, but because he said in an interview with Business […]

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