ETHONOMICS

Getting nowhere fast

The world seems to be spinning faster and faster. The to-do list keeps growing. The number of projects we’re working on seems to be expanding and not getting completed quick enough or at all. The digital noise is continuously distracting.…

Leaning in & Stepping Aside.

So I lean in to the lessons I have learn’t with the confidence that I am brave enough. Brave enough to lean in, brave enough to step aside.

It’s early. 6am and the family are asleep. Today is my 40th birthday. I sneak out to check the surf, my son has left Maroon 5 on Spotify. The track Sunday morning is a great wake up track. The lyrics are so perfect.

“And back and forth we sway like

The life of an early-stage entrepreneur

The life of an early-stage entrepreneur isn’t glamorous. The idea of working your own hours and taking time off whenever you want is a pipe dream. Instead it’s a relentless game of inches with many disappointments and frustrations along…

Developing My Personal Brand

At Posse, we’re launching a major branding exercise. I’ve led the development process of many brands before, and when we merged with Beat the Q we agreed that the new super-app would launch with a new brand.

We’ve re-branded Posse twice,…

The difference crepes can make

“There’s a huge lack of understanding around homelessness” says Dan Poole, founder of Crêpes for Change; a youth-led social enterprise with the aim to eliminate youth homelessness.

“Homelessness is a symptom of deeper underlying…

DIGITAL

Actually Forget Your Keys

You probably don’t need your keys anymore. Sesame is a new smartlock that can fit onto just about any latch on any door, it literally just sits over the top of it, which can then be controlled by your smartphone or it’s presence. But…

How big is your world?

We’re all interconnected. Sometimes that can make the world feel like a small place.

 

A relationship that was once isolated to pen and paper has been innovated to fit the capabilities of today’s technology. The World …

The Power Of The Pavement

Imagine if the busy walkway outside your office was helping to power it?

PaveGen hope to make this a reality with their kinetic energy harnassing tiles that can store the “footfall” energy from each step.

“The energy is used …

DESIGN

Post-It Innovation

Do people still use pen and paper? As far as I am concerned, yes.

This may be the biggest thing to happen to paper since the Post-It.

They stick to any surface (even brick and fabric by the looks), they are re-usable and there doesn’t seem …

In the future there will be robots

In the future there will be robots. How do we know? Large scale corporate and governmental investment, that’s how! This infographic takes a quick look at the figures as we head towards 2025. Design aside, it’s pretty interesting.…

Endlessly Straight Lines

How do you draw an endless line, perfectly straight? Picking up and realigning the ruler in 30cm blocks is tireless, unreliable and inefficient. You need a Rolling Ruler. The 15cm mini-ruler is completely portable and plows on like the wheels…

Literally Ballin’

Kobe Bryant earsn US$23,500,000 a year and that is solely from his contract with the Lakers, not including the many millions more he would accumulalte via sponsorships. The world of basketball is one of opulence.

Victor Solomon recognises…

Bike Smart. Smart Bike.

How long until all bikes are ‘smart bikes’ ? The integration of every technology under the sun into your daily pedaller seems to be in the not distant future, as shown by this concept cycle from Smart; the automotive company famous…

Putting Your Feet Up At Work

Where do you put your feet while you are at work? On the floor? How predictable.

Though many people continue to sit their feet on the ground whilst tapping mericlessly on their keyboards, there are many who just can’t seem to get that sweet…

A cluttering of white space

The recent blizzard in New York has caused serious disruptions across the city, with the dangerous conditions pulling some parts of the icy metropolis to a standstill.

Another result of the falling powder are these epic timelapses that demonstrate…

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FROM THE BULL

The Things That Don’t Scale

The Holy Grail for most business people and entrepreneurs is to create a massively scalable enterprise that changes markets and people’s lives while making a ton of money. That’s a great end game and some businesses actually achieve it.…

An experiment in personal redundancy…

In the 1998 movie Enemy of the State Gene Hackman plays a former CIA operative named Brill who lives off the grid. He doesn’t use phones, emails or credit cards. He doesn’t have a social security number and generates his own electricity. …

Victory Is Sweet

Back in the late 1980s I was standing on the sideline watching a game of rugby between two arch rivals. One of the teams had dominated the other for more than two years but this match was different. It was close and there was a real chance of an upset.…

The Next Big Thing

The next big thing?

 

What is it? Where is it?

 

I’ve got no idea. And even if I thought I did I’d probably be wrong. I’d be speculating (at best) and so would, I reckon, most other people. I also think it’s the wrong question. It’s…