Category: Business

Man vs Machine: Why the rise of AI is an opportunity for human creativity

Will AI take my job? There has been loads of coverage recently about the rise of AI.  The general view is machine learning will eventually take over vast swathes of...

/ September 21, 2017

Between dreaming and reality is where our expertise exists

A creative blueprint to learn from I happened upon an interesting site belonging to a local brand agency here in Edinburgh.  Contagious, specialise in working with big multi-national drinks brands....

/ September 1, 2017

Element Talks, Warsaw: insights from the founders – turning a sideline into a career – creating a vital European design event

In April 2017 I was kindly asked to speak at Element Talks, Warsaw.   Now in its fourth year, it was founded by two students Paula Kacprzak and Olga Rafalska...

/ August 22, 2017

Empathy Canvas: A tool for problem solvers, collaborators and influencers

What is the Empathy Canvas for? Empathy is the currency of all change. Without taking the time to walk in the shoes of the people we are trying to affect,...

/ March 26, 2017

Life and business lessons from distinguished Italian Tailors, A. Caraceni

“Every morning when we arrive here, we feel the same thing that our clients feel… we always get an emotional buzz” – Carlo Andreacchio, Father/Tailor. I stumbled upon this great...

/ December 22, 2016

Guy Grieve: Adventurer / Author / Scallop Diver / Entrepreneur

“If a thing is worth doing, it’s worth doing badly.  Make a start, adapt, then make it better.” – Guy Grieve   Have you ever had a friend who’s approach to...

/ October 31, 2016

The art of making more than just a product by Otter Surfboards

What does making mean to you? I discovered this great little film when reading through the Hiut Denim newsletter.  You could do a lot worse than signing up to this...

/ September 26, 2016

Creative Collisions: Equal Folk, giving a voice to the LGBT community in a creative way

  Tell me a little about you and your project?   I’m Bea: in no particular order, I’m Italian, informally adopted Scottish for the past 5 years, deep-down-loving Irish with...

/ September 13, 2016

Creative Collisions: Sarah McCrum is offering you Energy on Demand

One of the best aspects of completing Seth Godin’s altMBA is the fact that I get to be part of an alumni made up of makers, mavericks, change agents and doers...

/ September 12, 2016

Creative Collisions: Moira Warren, a Luxury Jeweller sticking to her values

Do one thing well I had the pleasure recently of meeting Moira Patience Warren, founder of Patience Jewellery an award winning luxury jewellery brand based in Edinburgh.  Like many people...

/ September 9, 2016