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If you want brave clients, be clear what you’re asking for

If you want brave clients, be clear what you’re asking for

In my business consultancy I spend a good deal of time interviewing the parties to client/agency relationships. In addition to the value I can add via feedback from individual conversations, it is fascinating to capture the general themes which surface from time to time or,…

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Martin Luther King – civil rights icon, champion of non-violent protest, flawed like the rest of us

Martin Luther King – civil rights icon, champion of non-violent protest, flawed like the rest of us

50 years have passed since, on 4th April 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. He was 39 years old. There is a phrase, attributed, coincidentally, to fellow murder victim Abraham Lincoln and often recited at…

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In an age of compulsive messaging, transmission must not be mistaken for communication

In an age of compulsive messaging, transmission must not be mistaken for communication

On Thursday 15th March, at 1.30pm local time, tragedy struck Miami’s Florida International University (FIU). A pedestrian bridge over 8th Street (connecting the school’s campus to a popular neighbourhood for FIU accommodation) collapsed, killing six people who were caught beneath 950 tons of steel and…

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Take care with the fashion for short meetings

Take care with the fashion for short meetings

Most people have a view on what I have heard described as the tyranny of meetings. For some, a packed calendar provides both shape and meaning to the working day, a proof point of busyness, part of the architecture of self-esteem. For non-addicts, there are…

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Making good decisions about AI will depend on RI (real intelligence)

Making good decisions about AI will depend on RI (real intelligence)

Artificial intelligence (AI) seems to be on everyone’s lips. If 2017 was a formative year for technological advancement in this sphere, 2018 has been billed by some observers as the beginning of full-scale implementation of AI in our lives. The recent Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2018,…

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A good month for festivity but the worst time of year to be homeless

A good month for festivity but the worst time of year to be homeless

Here we go again. It’s Christmas! A spasm of heady consumption and social whirling which precedes a short period marked by permutations of worship, gathering and relaxation, spiced with family disputes, alcohol abuse and box sets. This year, more than any I can recall for…

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