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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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Taking inspiration from the planet’s tiniest experts on collaboration

Taking inspiration from the planet’s tiniest experts on collaboration

With the BBC One’s Blue Planet II now in full swing, the world is once again marvelling at the extraordinary creatures with which we share our corner of the universe. The blockbuster nature documentary has attracted 80 million viewers in China alone, causing a temporary…

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To be effective leaders, senior marketers must perfect the marketing of marketing

To be effective leaders, senior marketers must perfect the marketing of marketing

I have been asked to speak at an event for which the main topic of debate will be a current favourite within the marketing community, namely why can senior marketers struggle to exert influence among their fellow leaders internally and with experts in professional services externally….

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