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Environmental Pledge & Policy

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Carbon Neutral in 2011. Carbon Negative from 2020. It was interesting to hear the, then current, Governor of the Bank [more]

New normal: A time of distance

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As the first wave of the pandemic subsides we now see a new normal starting to be forged. Last year [more]

We’ve all gone digital. Will we ever go back?

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The new normal may not be virtual, but it’s certainly a lot less corporeal. The world has been rocked off [more]

Lockdown Day 50: Time to wake up?

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Just about seven weeks since the country went into lockdown, and three months after the first reported deaths in the [more]

The light looks different

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As the COVID-19 outbreak v1.0 passes the peak, the light at the end of the tunnel is now clearly visible. [more]

PPC Advertising vs Trench Warfare

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As the CV19 outbreak really starts to take hold we’re seeing some clients scrap their digital advertising plans. I think [more]

AI Policy & Ethics

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We understand and actively embrace the opportunities that AI can offer in terms of labour-saving, insight, data-processing, economic growth, nature [more]

The cubicle is making a come back, and it’s cosier than ever

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Most people in recent history have spent their working lives in small, closed-off spaces. And it was these small, closed [more]

Motivation 3.0

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Until the industrial revolution, humans were preoccupied mostly with survival as they fought for space, food, against illness and died [more]

No one bothered to read the terms & conditions

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On the internet, everything we do is stored, indexed, mined, and crunched: Our likes, our fears, our friends, the places [more]

Business is not just the balance sheet and shareholder value

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Corporate responsibility has become a thing. In fact, it was always a thing but just maybe unpopular with business thinking [more]

Can objective truth survive in a post-fact world?

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Next year, Chatham House in St James’s Square turns 100 years old, the Royal Institute setup after the Great War [more]

The return of the “slacker”

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Life sure seems hard. A full-on race to craft the perfect Insta existence, every hour spent chasing engagement (whatever that [more]

The Forgotten Art of Non-Doing

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The concept of wú wéi, often translated as “non-doing”, is one of the more recent and trickier to grasp ideas that’s been [more]

Why more information is not always better

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Managing information used to be a problem reserved for newspapers and librarians. But with the dawn of the information age, [more]

Understanding a post-capitalist world

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It is widely accepted that the traditional neoliberal capitalist model is dying. It doesn’t have long to live. It’s not [more]

The democratisation of computing power

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Computing, and software, increasing drives everything we do – it controls the cars we drive, the money we spend, the [more]

How to go from casual to career freelancer

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More and more people are basing themselves in co-working spaces and sending emails whilst mooching at Starbucks. So many, in [more]

Is a shorter working week the answer?

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Nearly a century ago John Maynard Keynes, the famous economist, predicted a 15-hour working week by the turn of the [more]

Two decades: The world has changed

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In 1999, we were a stripling high-tech business, just a couple of years old. One of the first digital agencies [more]