Today marks the 50th anniversary of the Aberfan disaster. My father went back to Aberfan today to pay his respects. He was there 50 years ago. Because he’s an amazing Grandad, he wanted to try to make some sense of this tragedy for his grandchildren. Grandchildren who are the same age as those who lost […]

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The factory of the future will have only two employees, a man and a dog. The man will be there to feed the dog. The dog will be there to keep the man from touching the equipment – Warren Bennis My good friend, David D’Souza (Defence Against the Dark Arts master at the CIPD or […]

Without music, life would be a mistake – Friedrich Nietzsche For the uninitiated, #PLN stands for Personal Learning Network. A group of people you are connected to (closely or loosely) from diverse disciplines with information, knowledge and insight that is shared freely across the immediate network and beyond. People from whom one learns. My good pal, […]

We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims – R. Buckminster Fuller I’ve been on Twitter. Listening in to conference feeds. And I’ve seen the future. It’s volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous. Er, hang on. No it’s not. It’s living to 100. Or is it unhelpful humans in an AI world? […]

Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see – Mark Twain The little arctic tern makes, arguably, the most remarkable migration of any creature on earth. An incredible average annual distance of 70,900 kilometres and a lifetime of flapping a frankly staggering 2.4 million kilometres. A fantastic journey with […]

Productivity is being able to do things that you were never able to do before – Franz Kafka Some of the economies of the developed world are suffering from a serious productivity issue. That is, high rates of employment and better educated employees working longer hours than ever before are not feeding through into GDP […]