Business Playground unleashes business creativity

Dave Stewart (formerly of the Eurythmics) has turned his attention from music creativity to business creativity. Speaking on BBC2’s The Working Lunch , Dave Stewart outlines how all businesses must become more creative if they are to even survive the next 10 years. No business is safe or immune. I have just received a copy … Read moreBusiness Playground unleashes business creativity

iPad frenzy begins – What can businesses learn?

Today is the day that the media frenzy for Apple’s latest toy, the iPad, reaches new insurmountable heights with its launch in the US. What can we learn from the iPad that you can apply to your business? Here are some of the traits that strike me: design thinking – it looks beautiful usability – … Read moreiPad frenzy begins – What can businesses learn?

Manchester sparks further innovation with FABLAB launch

  FABLAB as an institution is news to me but it sounds like a fantastic idea and – even better – they’ve recently opened their first UK based FABLAB in Ancoats, Manchester. FABLABs offers a mini hi-tech factory where people or companies can design and create pretty much….. anything using latest 3D machine cutters and technology. There are now over 35 … Read moreManchester sparks further innovation with FABLAB launch

Being the Best in the World (in the right sector and at the right time)

I was deeply saddened by the news that an ex-client of mine was placed into administration this week. A large multinational manufacturing business with over 200 UK employees based in Ellesmere Port. What makes this news particularly saddening is that the company was the best in the world at what it did –  but there was a (known) problem… It was … Read moreBeing the Best in the World (in the right sector and at the right time)

Design Thinking for Business – Lessons from Apple’s ipad

We are tentatively emerging from a painful recession yet the masses (myself included!) are salivating over Apple‘s latest creation – the Apple ipad. It’s a snip at just $499 but we seem to forget that most people already have perfectly decent laptops or PCs at home. Yet you can bet your bottom dollar that millions … Read moreDesign Thinking for Business – Lessons from Apple’s ipad