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Systems as imagined and found

Lately, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about complex systems and how translatable the study of systems is to the data and creative-driven world of digital media. Dr Richard Cook MD produced a list of 18 “truths” about how complex systems break down. While Cooke was, I imagine, talking about the healthcare industry (though…

Getting work and life in balance

Your eyes are bloodshot. Somewhere overhead, a skull-bleaching fluorescent light hums and clicks. Inside your mouth your tongue demands another swill of Red Bull, while your kidneys begin registering vague grumbles of protest. It’s somewhere past 9:00pm, you’re still working, and in twelve hours it all starts again. All hail the modern, totally-connected digital working…

The importance of critical thinking

Everyone is looking for something that makes certain aspects of their lives easier, right? I know I am. I’ve lost count of the amount of different plugins I’ve installed on this blog alone to help streamline how I write and publish, and I’ve still only got a handful of posts on here. But that’s my…

The strategic impact of the New York Times innovation report

It can be challenging for organisations to adapt to new digital trends and innovation, especially in businesses that are part of industries with long histories of entrenched working methods or practices. It’s something that I work on with clients at work, and it’s one of the most interesting parts of my job. For some, the…