At the beginning of this year I told myself I wanted to do more making. I’ve spent a lot of time the last few years thinking and typing, but I … Continue reading
The Age of Weird is arriving…. Austin’s “Keep [City] Weird” support-local movement is spreading across the US. The world’s number one pop artist wears clothing made of meat. The LA Lakers’ starting Small Forward is changing his name to Meta World Peace… The business world is already playing catch-up. We know creative advantage is more crucial now than ever before. Firms willing to move beyond their core comforts, embrace their cultural quirks, and experiment on the fringes will be best positioned for innovation.
This is one of my favourite ideas of the last little while: Red Balloon, an English School for kids, asked its students what they wanted to be when they grow … Continue reading
A few years ago I got a new blackberry. Like many people, I was pretty uncomfortable with the standard signature “sent from my blackberry device on the Bell network”, and … Continue reading
Ikea is an anomaly in the world of branding. It’s a cult brand that millions of people love. Yet, a core element of the brand experience — assembling their products … Continue reading
Why cheering for the underdog is inhumane. I was catching up on some podcasts recently and really enjoyed this little quip from RadioLab’s episode on Games in which Malcolm Gladwell pops in … Continue reading