Tinkering with Thinkering …

Stop! Just stop it! Now, right now! You know who you all are. I've just about had e-bloody-nough of you lot and your Tinkering with Thinkering. Design Thinking, Leadership Thinking, Coproduction Thinking, Nudge Thinking, Anthropocene Thinking, Humanistic Thinking, Innovation Thinking, Lean Thinking, Complexity Thinking, Ergonomic Thinking, Behavioural Thinking, Creative Thinking, Positive Thinking, Safety Thinking, bloody... Continue Reading →

Representation – No 5 Delight & R100%

The Picture Watch this space for installations on what is: An Allegory of Prudence, Titian c.1566. The image presented above is a digital reproduction of a painting by the Italian Renaissance artist Tiziano Vecellio, more commonly known as Titian. The original painting is entitled An Allegory of Prudence and is one of 17 works by... Continue Reading →

Representation – The Big Middle One

It had probably always been there, a curiosity for the truth, but I didn't really know it until the autumn of 1987. I had enrolled in the Welsh School of Architecture. A venerable old institution based along the grandiose Portland Stone parade that the Marquis of Bute wedged into the centre of Cardiff. There I... Continue Reading →

Representation: Last But Three

I’ve completely rewritten this follow up to the first blog on Representation, four times already. Each attempt, despite my different initial approaches, has ended up in a petulant performance by Captain Rantypants. Here I go again, trying to stay objective and polite. Breathe and relax … Diagrams. There are a whole world of different things... Continue Reading →

Representation – 1 down 4 to go

I've been threatening to do this for ages. Occasionally, it has been known for me to get, as my Grandmother would put it "arsey", about how people represent things and ideas. Typically, the arseyness emerges as a result of some bewildered enthusiast taking a list of their favourite trendy words - drawing boxes around the words,... Continue Reading →

Innovation, shiny toasters and the pedlars of bull!

I'm fed up of all the bull being peddled about innovation. There's a particular type of proselytism that has emerged from the open collared, soft shoed, jacket juxtaposing, ikea-esque, media trained, expensive lack of haircut, i-everything, shiny-grinned consultancy brigade. These Innovatists pepperpot their well coiffured zoomy presentation thingy, with phrases like "socio-technical" and "prefix-leadership" and an... Continue Reading →

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