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I posted last week about a fascinating research project that I'd done with AAR on the shifting corporate innovation landscape and the resulting report which is free to download. Over the past months I've also been conducting a second piece... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Only Dead Fish
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On 27th Sept it will be Google's 20th anniversary and so to mark the occasion last week we ran a special Google Firestarters that spoke to potentially what is one of the most fundamental and topical themes facing the industry... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Only Dead Fish
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Over the past few months I've been working with the smart folk at AAR on a project to look at the evolving innovation partner market in the UK, the output of which is a report which is just out and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2018 at Only Dead Fish
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Well there was a good run from Lou Downe's excellent post on service design principles and it was quite a close vote but in the end it was Marcus Brown's post on influencers The Kids are Alright which eventually won... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2018 at Only Dead Fish
Thanks for the nominations. So this month's vote is between: Amazon, Airbnb, and Asos are all investing in this one simple design idea by Lou Downe Forty Two; now I’m as old as my dad was when he died, what... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2018 at Only Dead Fish
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It's time again to open nominations for Post of the Month, so do nominate your good reads via the comments below or direct and I'll put the shortlist up for a vote as soon as I have a good number.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2018 at Only Dead Fish
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This episode of the Hit Parade podcast from Slate is a wonderfully geeky look at how the record industry tried to kill retail sales of the single in the 90s in favour of the more lucrative album format, but it’s... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2018 at Only Dead Fish
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Noah Brier has a great analysis of the true origins of the 'Unknown unknowns' framework which looks something like this: Despite being brought to wide attention by Donald Rumsfeld's remarks about Iraq, the concept has origins that seemingly stretch further... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2018 at Only Dead Fish
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'Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it. I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.' Michelangelo I happened across this Michelangelo... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2018 at Only Dead Fish
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