Why Business Needs Experiments

Why Business Needs Experiments

Experiments are the engine of human progress. It has been for more than 5,000 years – ever since an inspired, but unknown lateral thinker in Mesopotamia discovered that the wheel, invented to make pots, could, stood it on its side with some spokes in it, serve as a...
Reduce, Reuse, ReTuna

Reduce, Reuse, ReTuna

When we talk of survival skills, we probably envisage an adventurer such as Bear Grylls, stranded alone in some remote wilderness, starting a fire with some twigs. Leading environmentalist John Thackara would like to change that. If we are to avoid turning this planet...
Innovation for Climate Action

Innovation for Climate Action

How do you solve climate change?   Simple questions often have complex answers. We have one Earth, but are consuming the resources of 1.6 planets. Most of us understand that we cannot go on like this, but how do we make the changes required to save the world?...
The True Cost of Smartphones

The True Cost of Smartphones

“Hypnophoneified” is how comedian Jerry Seinfeld describes our growing dependence on smartphones. “That’s why it’s called an iPhone,” he quips, “because it’s half me and half phone and that’s a complete individual.” Seinfeld is poking fun at our obsession but he is...