Hybrid Intelligence Podcast – Sustainable Digital with Charlotte Walsh, Digital Detox

  I recently had the pleasure of talking to Charlotte Walsh, Co-Founder of Digital Detox, a digital product development studio based in Brixton, London. Charlotte and I first met at Barclays where we worked together in the Group Customer Experience and Innovation team.  Charlotte has been vocal about the need for more greener approaches to […]

Hybrid Intelligence Podcast – Cultural Forces with Grant McCracken

   Here is part 2 of my conversation with anthropologist, strategist and author Grant McCracken. We discuss the potential impacts of COVID viewed through anthropological and cultural lenses on things like the family, the city and the world of work. Grant also talks about his latest work on the artisan movement, which he describes […]

Live Webinar: Discovering and Innovating Contemporary Services

Discovering and innovating new services (and products), and then building new ventures around them is tough. Companies of all sizes and maturity face plenty of challenges when it comes to discovering and realising new opportunities. Contemporary business itself, is not straightforward. Next week, at 11am GMT on the 25th of February I’ll be hosting a […]

Shaping the Future: The Imperative To Evolve Your Business Philosophy

I have wanted to write something on how philosophy will play a greater role in contemporary business for several years. Of course, it is an area that has been covered before (Forbes wrote about the Chief Philosopher in 2018, and some companies already have in-house philosophers, or at least consult with philosophers, as reported by […]

Hybrid Intelligence Podcast – Exploring Optimism with David Sheldon Hicks

 Innovation in the media space, the tensions of running a creative business and lessons learned from working with some of the world’s leading film directors including Ridley Scott, Denis Villeneuve and David Fincher are just some of the topics in my conversation with David Sheldon Hicks the Founder of Territory Studio in this episode […]

Hybrid Intelligence Podcast – Exploring Optimism with WhereIsMyTransport

        For our latest Episode on Optimism I spoke to Devin de Vries and Julian Hirst from the award WhereIsMyTransport. Founded in 2008 by Devin, WhereIsMyTransport is revolutionising the commutes for people who rely on informal transport networks. Unbelievably, about 4 billion people across the Majority World rely on these networks, with […]

Rebuilding Social Capital: A Banker and Bootlegger Point The Way

What do Bank of England Chief Economist Andy Haldane and notorious rave promoter and bootlegger Jonny Banger have in common? As well as having permission to print £5 notes, they are both supporters of social capital. In his recent article for the FT, Haldane predicts a renewed understanding of the importance of social capital will be one […]

Hybrid Intelligence Podcast – Pete Trainor, CEO of Vala Health

 In the second episode of our Hybrid Intelligence podcast we continue exploring the theme of Optimism. I was delighted to have a conversation with designer, technologist and author Pete Trainor. Pete is an active mental health campaigner, speaks globally on a number of topics including Ai, ethics and technology: his 2020 TEDx talk being […]

Finding personality in a world of over-simplification and data funnels

We love things with personality. Yet we are surrounded by so much blandness. And not just aesthetically but in interactions and usage. There are multiple causes, of course. But two forces, that increasingly conspire in partnership, standout. First, the rise of “simple” as the North Star in design, product development and brand. And second, data […]

Coronavirus should inspire Governments to Reimagine Future Financial Stimulus Strategies

With governments across the world launching gargantuan financial rescue measures to respond to the coronavirus pandemic, there is a huge opportunity to think more creatively about these kinds of initiatives for the future.  Where does all the magic money go? For a set of very different reasons, prior to the coronavirus many governments have been […]