ETHONOMICS

A Lesson In Loss

At Christmas time I like to reflect on all the amazing people I’ve met in the past twelve months, some of whom are now such an integral part of my world that I can’t imagine life without them.  This year, I sought to develop self-confidence

The Power Of Yet

What is the power of the word “yet?”

Can a single word have a profound effect on our abilities? The short answer is yes. Most people when faced with a challenge will have one of two reactions: they will embrace wholeheartedly with…

Is It All Too Much?

You have been in business for a while now and you might feel that you’re not getting anywhere or not reaching your potential. What’s worse is that you don’t understand why. It’s a constant struggle, you feel guilty if you’re not working…

Can you sell?

It’s one of the first questions I ask when I’m looking to hire someone. And it doesn’t matter what the role is either. The reactions I have got to this simple question, ranging from pure horror to disdain to fear to amusement to “of course,…

DIGITAL

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 …

The People’s Keyboard

When Apple released iOS8 they also allowed opened up the keyboard to developer interpretation and for some reason people are sick of ducking auto-correct.

Tiny Hearts, the guys behind Wake and PocketZoo, are developing Next Keyboard. Focusing…

DESIGN

Damn Cool Sushi Towels

Jenny Pokryvailo of Tel Aviv has extended her love of raw fish to her linen closet. By designing a clever arrangement of colours and patterns upon the rectangular frame of a kitchen towel and then providing a precise (just like the art of sushi)…

One Wheel Away From Hovering

Board sports have been dominated by four wheels or no wheels for as long as I can remember, skateboards taking the cake when it comes to the concrete jungles of urban landscapes whilst surfboards, snowboards and wakeboards reign supreme upon…

Your Silhouette Can Hold Flowers Now

The possibilities of 3D printing are now extended to your face and a flower holder. Fahz is a new crowdfunded campaign that wants to put a silhouette of your face into the outline of a vase. The idea came into fruition when creators Nick Desbian…

The Power Of Yet

What is the power of the word “yet?”

Can a single word have a profound effect on our abilities? The short answer is yes. Most people when faced with a challenge will have one of two reactions: they will embrace wholeheartedly with…

Is It All Too Much?

You have been in business for a while now and you might feel that you’re not getting anywhere or not reaching your potential. What’s worse is that you don’t understand why. It’s a constant struggle, you feel guilty if you’re not working…

A table where it counts

Have a look at your desk. How much of the table space are you using and how much is bare? Imagine if those bare spaces of table didn’t exist at all. Fall-off is a “computer generated table in which surface density is defined by the placement…

Nomadic Worker, Nomadic Coffee

Working in the digital sphere probably means you have to go from office to office. Being a nomadic worker is more common now than ever before, but does that mean you are going from good coffee to bad coffee to you don’t know what that was? …

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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…