Being of a certain age, I’m pretty sure the reason this phrase has stuck in my memory is that I’m only a generation away from the original audience for it. The poster, issued by The Board of Trade in the UK over 80 years ago, seems to be when it was first coined (or at […]

I often assume that it’s difference (of opinion, position, whichever) that holds things back. It occurred to me the other day that it’s indifference that’s possibly the real enemy; an engine that seems to run quietly in the background, its gears grinding decision-making to a crawl with the result that good energy, intention and aims are sacrificed and so much indistinct […]

You probably know the feeling. You’ve been slogging away and reached a point in the project where you feel like you can take a breather before the next push. But some look like they’re not relaxing. They’re still apparently working at it. So what’s going on? Are they just being busy for the sake of […]

Maybe it’s just me, but there seems to be a lot of the 1970’s about at the moment? Was taking a dip through the state of graphic design and from identity to packaging, my eye kept snagging on shades of 1973 which set me to wondering why it was – or, why am I ‘seeing’ that? […]

The other day, for reasons I hope are for the best, I was locked-out of LinkedIn. Something to do with the fact, I suspect, that I forgot my password (senior moments, I know.) As a result, my account was suspended pending “account recovery.” Which hopefully means it’ll be towed to somewhere safe and refurbished with […]

Was listening to The Digital Human on Radio 4, a discussion celebrating 10 years of the programme and reviewing the trajectory of the web’s development, from an ‘unregulated’ frontier to one now in the thrall of a few major corporations and driven by algorithms. And the particularly assiduous kind, sharpening the increasingly toxic nature of […]

This year’s Nobel went (jointly, but led) by Giorgio Parisi, a physicist from Sapienza Università di Roma, for his work on complex systems. Things like the weather, or flocks of starlings , or the brain. Really complex things that can appear completely chaotic. His (and his team’s work – science, like many creative endeavours favours […]

As a business that works in the automotive sector, the current fuel storm / crisis / drama seems like something we should have a view on.We work with manufacturers who are all moving towards total E.V. product lines after all.And while that’s laudable, it is only so long as some of those same brands stick […]

Seems that car makers are having a lot of fun right now. For all the doom-mongering from disruptionistas around an imminent collapse of the mainstream manufacturers, there sure is a press-storm of news about their plans for our future. From stalking the edges of SXSW for the last few years to this year’s floor shows […]

A conversation yesterday around the Picking up the pace post flicked a lightbulb (LED?) on about the current debate around what ‘drives’ cars; and if, perhaps, our cars are potentially this Century’s ‘difference engine’? A word of warning, though. I’m not at all certain where this is going, or even if there’s a point to […]