Making Stuff That Matters

Every morning i’m seeing increasing numbers of posts about conferences on designing the future. They’re interesting and valuable, but without products that matter to flow through the system being designed they’re as useful as plumbing in a desert. For the last fifty years, advisory businesses from accounting to design have made excellent livings advising peopleContinue reading “Making Stuff That Matters”

Make the Button Work

We are remarkably prone to believing we’re doing something, when in reality we’re not. I was reminded of this when reading a passage in John Elkington’s remarkable and compelling “Green Swans“ When we want to cross the road, we press the button. If we’re really impatient we’ll press it several times. So will the personContinue reading “Make the Button Work”

We are the standards we set

I wrote this blog precisely a year ago. So much has changed, but so little has not. After 300 years of the a capitalist approach to life, the dogma we have developed has become so entrenched we often don’t notice it. Growth, efficiency, shareholder rights, returns. Life defined in financial terms. This has become soContinue reading “We are the standards we set”