One of the very few good things to come from Brexit is this very interesting piece by David Mitchell on the essentially self-sustaining nature of organisations. Mitchell is a marvelous pedant and a great dis-respecter of institutions. He starts with the Eton motto Floreat Etona; Esto perpetua (Latin for “May Eton flourish and may it last… Continue reading Flourish

One day, at a time

Yesterday was the Dots conference, part of the Brighton Digital Festival. I was there to do a little bit on Unthinkable but mostly just to sit and enjoy the conferences with the 200 or so other attendees. In terms of content, this was the conference's difficult second album, after a blinding debut last year including Russell… Continue reading One day, at a time

Picture perfect

We all spend a lot of time in brainstorms, imagining the future. Often the excessively audacious ideas are shelved. Sometimes they’re kept but labelled “vision”. And then, every so often, one of those weird or audacious ideas will materialize. Whether that’s because you did it yourself, or someone else did it, it’s a very strange… Continue reading Picture perfect


If I were to set up a company whose whole brand promise was 'no snack foods' and then I released a range of delicious healthy biscuits, you would think I would have some branding issues. I'd certainly have to reconsider that 'no snacks' banner on my corporate headquarters, and perhaps I would have to rethink… Continue reading Evil