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I wrote something about scale over on the agile business blog. About how in order to scale sometimes you need to do things that don't scale, and how difficult this can be in an organisation that is used to only... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2018 at Only Dead Fish
I've been driving back and forth to Kent over the past week (long story) so my podcast consumption has dramatically increased. This HBR Ideacast on creating a purpose driven organisation was fascinating (there's an article here on the same theme... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2018 at Only Dead Fish
'The Buxton Index of an entity, i.e. person or organization, is defined as the length of the period, measured in years, over which the entity makes its plans.' I came across the 'Buxton Index' via this Shane Parrish podcast with... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2018 at Only Dead Fish
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Well it was a stellar list to choose from this month, and a close run vote but in the end it was Ian Leslie's excellent The Death of Don Draper that just about won it. So well done Ian. You... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2018 at Only Dead Fish
Thanks for the nominations. BBH Labs' World Cup of Books has been nominated and although it's slightly beyond the norm I've included it as it was a good celebration of great writing and rather fun, and I've also included a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2018 at Only Dead Fish
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It's been a pretty good month for reading this past month, reflected in my starting nominations for Post of the Month below. If there are good things that you've read over the past month please do nominate them for the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2018 at Only Dead Fish
Amy Hoy has a thoughtful post on the early evolution of blogging and how choices that were made back in those early days have shaped a lot of what's happened with content on the web since. The shift from creating... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2018 at Only Dead Fish
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There's a lot to like in how (challenger bank) Monzo go about things. As well as creating genuinely customer-centric propositions that disrupt some of the complex nonsense involved in financial services, it's the way in which they do stuff which... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2018 at Only Dead Fish
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Happy to say that the winner is Ross Breadmore (just) with his excellent post on The Reality of Service Design within a Large Bank. Well done Ross - you join the Hall of Fame. My thanks to all for taking... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2018 at Only Dead Fish
Thanks everyone for the nominations. So this month's vote is between: The Millennial Con Trick by John Lowery The Reality of Service Design within a Large Bank by Ross Breadmore In Praise of Passive Planning by Richard Huntingdon The Work-Life... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2018 at Only Dead Fish
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It's time again to nominate your favourite reads from the past month for the latest Post of the Month vote. As always I've listed a few starters below but please do add to these with your own nominations - either... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2018 at Only Dead Fish
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The great and the good of UK planning (or at least those who were not in Cannes) came together last week for the latest Google Firestarters - this one on the theme of innovation. It's a well-discussed theme of-course, but... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2018 at Only Dead Fish
'On the 22nd of November 1963, on his way to deliver a speech at the Dallas Trade Mart, JFK, the voice of his generation, was silenced. But what if we could unsilence his voice? What if technology had advanced so... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2018 at Only Dead Fish
Glyn Britton made a good point in his piece about how AI and automation may actually free us up to be more human by enabling people to stop doing work that can actually be better done by machines. '...what if... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2018 at Only Dead Fish
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Google Firestarters is back! Our next event will be on Wednesday 20th June, 6pm at Google London, and we are taking the rapidly shifting innovation landscape as our theme. We've taken various slants on an innovation theme before, but typically... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2018 at Only Dead Fish
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Happy to say that the (runaway) winner of this month's Post of the Month vote is Harry Guild's excellent post on success bias in advertising: The long and the short of it needs the wrong and the shit of it.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2018 at Only Dead Fish
Thanks for the nominations. So our vote this month (including a double nomination from the BBH Labs blog which has been on fire recently) is between: Managing the Unmanageables by Agathe Guerrier The thrill of the chase - how we... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2018 at Only Dead Fish
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Cripes, is it nominations time already? So if you have a post that you've read over the past month that you think is particularly good then please do nominate it for the upcoming Post of the Month vote by letting... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2018 at Only Dead Fish
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I liked the way that Patrick Collison, co-founder of the hugely successful Stripe summarised the key attributes that they actively seek in the people that they hire. 'I think the three that really stand out to me are this rigor... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2018 at Only Dead Fish
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I don't usually like pre-fixes like 'hyper' as they rarely add much meaning (personalisation is just personalisation, right?) but I think the extent to which Netflix uses sophisticated content personalisation is sufficiently distinctive to justify the hyperbole. In a recent... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2018 at Only Dead Fish
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There was a decent showing for Tracy Follows' post on purpose and Simon Sinek, Rob Campbell's piece on Greater Female Leadership, and for Bob Hoffman's eloquent post on ageism in the ad industry, but the winner of this month's vote... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2018 at Only Dead Fish
Thanks for the nominations. So our vote this month is between: Why Simon Sinek is Wrong by Tracy Follows Greater Female Leadership by Rob Campbell Teach Kids Creativity. Ultimately Machines will be Better At Coding by Tom Hulme The Age... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2018 at Only Dead Fish
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Post of the Month often comes round quicker than I realise and gosh, it's that time again. So if you have a nomination for something that you read that you thought was particularly good over the past month (in April)... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2018 at Only Dead Fish
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Each year Scott Brinker's amazing work tracking and mapping the changing marketing technology landscape reminds us of just how much the discipline and function of marketing is changing. Last year's survey mapped more than 5,000 separate martech solutions and you... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2018 at Only Dead Fish
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Over the past year I've been working with a large global corporate that is rolling out agile ways of working at scale through the organisation. The 'a' word is becoming somewhat overused and it can often be misunderstood or misappropriated,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2018 at Only Dead Fish