10 ingredients to making the world better

Posted by on February 13th, 2016 at 2:34pm

I’m back, post time chill-axing and a month-long digital detox (#nice).

January sees many getting reacquainted with their mojo and finding their zen. ……… Then, February hits and any new year resolutions and aspirations are flushed away, and the same mistakes of the year before are replicated, again.

“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” Albert Einstein

So, let’s make a pact, to actually retain our mojo and zen throughout 2016.

Let’s make the world better! Bit, by bit.

Be this your own little world of you, your family and friends; your local community; your job; or the seemingly increasingly smaller BIG wide world.

Let’s make a difference.

During my break I had time to aimlessly wander and ponder.

Here’s my musings of 10 ingredients for how we can make the world better. Continue reading…


Posted in Imagination

The Art of saying ‘thank you.’

Posted by on December 24th, 2015 at 3:11pm

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Gratitude is the path to a buoyant future.

Let us ponder this … Continue reading…


Posted in Pontificating

Why thinking strategic is often tragic

Posted by on August 12th, 2015 at 5:25pm

Have you ever realised that the word ‘strategic’ is largely a slight tweak of ‘tragic?’ Or, strategy is only a slight morphing of tragedy?


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Posted in Design thinking, Innovation, Marketing Strategy, Strategy

Design thinking, and thinking different

Posted by on August 7th, 2015 at 5:19pm

Apple’s 1997 ‘Think Different‘ campaign was arguably the ethos and rocket fuel to launch the brand’s meteoric growth. How can other businesses ‘think different’?

Perhaps design thinking holds some answers.


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Posted in Design thinking, Innovation, Insight, Strategy

Design thinking and overcoming strategic inaction

Posted by on July 17th, 2015 at 5:12pm

The single biggest impediment to strategic growth is inaction. Second to this is moving with the wrong strategies. However, inaction is the biggest blockage.

This can be for a variety of reasons, including the cost to implement potential strategies being high or potentially risky. There can also be complexities in providing a clear guarantee of success. With such limitation can come delays in implementation of changes or often making no change.


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Posted in Design thinking, Innovation, Marketing Strategy, Research, Strategy