Meet the CEO who has never heard of Snapchat
Futures

Meet the CEO who has never heard of Snapchat

Snapchat according to a CEO – ‘probably an SMS that arrives very quick’? Having an active awareness of the trends that are happening in the…

Is it time to go Skunk?
Innovation

Is it time to go Skunk?

Innovation and creative thinking needs room to breathe. Away from the normal day-to-day operations of life, crazy needs a safe space to play around, make…

Inside the world’s seed vault
Futures

Inside the world’s seed vault

The global seed vault can be found deep inside a mountain on a remote island in the Svalbard archipelago, halfway between mainland Norway and the…

[Pop up book] Paper finally breathes
Creativity

[Pop up book] Paper finally breathes

Now that digital is tackling all of the day-to-day communication heavy lifting, it feels like design created for the medium of paper is finally coming…

On the marriage market in China
Futures

On the marriage market in China

Nothing is more powerful than the way people believe things ought to be. A case in point is the way society thinks about marriage; and…

Mt Fuji Drone Ballet
Technology

Mt Fuji Drone Ballet

You’ve seen 3D printing and augmented reality stunts, but could synchronized drone ballet – and perhaps more generally drone flight in formation – be the…

Leicester City’s ‘spiritual guide’
Trends

Leicester City’s ‘spiritual guide’

The idea that a tiny club like Leicester City (who just a few years ago were relegated to the 2nd division) could end up winning…

Things you could choose to fear
Opinion

Things you could choose to fear

ISIS Brexit the EFF President elect of the United States of America – Donald Trump the rand Zuma global warming red tide fluoride in the…

Airbnb: Live there
Advertising

Airbnb: Live there

Airbnb are offering you a unique opportunity. The opportunity to ‘live there’, even if it’s just for a night. And when you put it like…

Prince – Full 1999 CNN interview
Creativity

Prince – Full 1999 CNN interview

In 1999, Prince sat down with CNN’s Larry King to chat about his unique worldviews and approach to creativity. Prince didn’t often do interviews, apparently…

How to achieve the seemingly impossible
Futures

How to achieve the seemingly impossible

How do you achieve the seemingly impossible task of getting global politicians and the governments they represent to come to an agreement which will theoretically…

How did humans become so powerful?
Futures

How did humans become so powerful?

Humans are by an astronomical margin the most successful species on Earth. We are sadly so successful that other animals, plants and the Earth itself…

Do you ever have career anxiety?
People

Do you ever have career anxiety?

Our worst critics occupy our own minds. Our own internal dialogue can be worse than a Republican presidential nomination debate. Mostly, we suspect, we judge…

Capitalism will trump democracy
Business

Capitalism will trump democracy

You may remember Yanis Varoufakis from the fairly recent Greek tragedy that played out on CNBC and CNN last year [he was the ill-fated, motorbike…

Ken Block abuses Dubai in Gymkhana 8
Advertising

Ken Block abuses Dubai in Gymkhana 8

We haven’t seen Ken Block and his ‘Parow-Ford‘ for a while now, so it’s with much expectation that the DC Shoes founder returns with Gymkhana…

Warren Buffett’s thoughts on the future in his Letter to Shareholders
Futures

Warren Buffett’s thoughts on the future in his Letter to Shareholders

Every year, the Oracle of Omaha, Warren Buffett, writes a fairly lengthy letter to the shareholders of Berkshire Hathaway. In it, the world’s greatest investor…

How to Win an Election
Creativity

How to Win an Election

  A leading political strategist explains how candidates use the art of storytelling to help swing elections. Some lessons here that many leaders in general…

The art of arguing
Futures

The art of arguing

Knowing how to logically argue a point is the modern day equivalent of owning a razor-sharp sabre. Interestingly enough, the way you construct a good…

How to be a disruptive innovator
Innovation

How to be a disruptive innovator

The term ‘disruptive’ is radically overused and almost universally misunderstood. Everything from Uber to AirBNB and Tesla (as well as anything technology-based) is broadly anointed…

Rethinking the future of Internet connection
Innovation

Rethinking the future of Internet connection

The future of Internet connection is not necessarily the way that it is now. Instead of miles of cable being laid all over the surface…

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