Month: October 2018

what catches our attention

What catches our attention?

We all see and hear the same things, right? Actually, no. What we are drawn to over a period of time differs hugely, even if we’re looking in the same direction. The interesting thing is what shapes our attention filters. What is behind the conversations we have in our heads, that might be expressed in …

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the art of fresh thinking

The art of fresh thinking

There’s something quite scary about fresh thinking. Exhilarating too. But the scary bit is that it’s new, it’s different. It won’t be recognised immediately because there may not be anything to compare it with or to validate it by. That’s the difference between the art of fresh thinking and the science of big data. Both …

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wheres the stillness

Where’s the stillness?

It’s Monday morning and where has all the stillness gone? We tend to think of stillness as absence. The absence of noise, of distraction, of rush, of demands. But what if stillness was more than absence… How can we create generous space on a Monday morning?

creating generous space

Creating generous space

Metaphors or images that represent an idea are marvellous. They fire up our imagination without the clumsiness of words sometimes encountered when trying to describe something conceptual or novel. So I wonder what metaphor comes to mind for you when you hear the phrase Quiet Disruptors? During the week I’ve asked this question of several …

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bread lessons

Bread lessons…

Sourdough bread is simply amazing. Its taste and texture are distinctively different from standard, fast proven loaves. It’s also amazing in that its active ingredients are essentially from wild yeast and bacteria in the atmosphere, working with just flour and water. Almost magic. But it takes time, allowing the natural yeast to infuse the dough …

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