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”

Glue

It seems a lot of things have come unstuck during lockdown. The office has moved from being an almost invisible fixture, a fact of life of work, to an option. For many, commuting has become an expensive and potentially hazardous choice. Businesses that depend on passing trade have suffered enormously when people stopped passing. There’sContinue reading “Glue”

A Time for Beauty

This is an important time. We are just beginning to really understand how important as fragile jobs that we assumed weren’t, disappear and we realise on what soft ground our economy has been built. Far too many transient jobs, creating transient value, and nowhere near enough organisations creating and developing sustainable value, that themselves containContinue reading “A Time for Beauty”