Archive for the ‘innovation’ Category

in·no·va·tion/ˌinəˈvāSHən/
 Noun: 1. The action or process of innovating. 2. A new method, idea, product, etc: “technological innovations”. Innovation is mostly behaviour: behaviour designed to bring a big, bold vision to life. It is repeated behaviour. Action, improved, again and again. Whether that behaviour happens in one closed journey, as Apple’s process suggests, or out […]


A version of this article appeared in the January 2012 Admap magazine Planning is just guessing. We have hunches. We need to test them. No-one really knows.  “Almost anything we do in the world is an interaction with an almost impossibly complex economy we’ve created around ourselves.” So said Economist and author Tim Harford at the […]


As part of the google firestarters event, brilliantly hosted by Neil Perkin, I debated the failure of research companies in helping clients and agencies with the ‘how’: the act of making and perfecting ideas in market, with communities and within organisations. Since that event Cog and Face Group have discussed their services, as well as Brainjuicer. This is great. […]


A planning perspective on Future Foundation’s ‘The Future of Insight’ conference: implications for planning, in client businesses and in agencies. I presented this article at the above conference as a prezi, which really doesn’t work without the voice-over! So here’s the full contents. For those who were there, you saw me bitch about the lack […]


Image via Wikipedia About 40% of U.S. carbon dioxide emissions stem from the burning of fossil fuels for the purpose of electricity generation. Coal accounts for 93% of the emissions from the electric utility industry (US Emissions Inventory 2004). It is estimated that approximately half (different agencies provide different estimates, but the average is about […]