Get out of the way… and collaborate!

Are you collaborative? Is your organisation? We often say we are, but are we really? Do we 'get in the way' of the process? Filmmaking, in theory, is a collaborative process. But like so many working partnerships (teams, institutions, organisations) some productions are bound to be more collaborative than others. So often the tone is … Continue reading Get out of the way… and collaborate!

Mills Observatory at 80

In September of 2015 I was asked to design a large format wall graphic for the Mills Observatory's 80th birthday celebrations. Initially it seemed a fairly straight forward piece of graphic design to present a timeline of key moments from the Observatory's life and beyond. Following a couple of conversations about what the wall and floor art … Continue reading Mills Observatory at 80

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Back to the Present – Imagineering the Future

Just over a year ago I posted a transcript of a talk I delivered to ThinkDifferently Dundee. It was based around the concept of Imagineers... go here for the original post or read the new, much shorter version that I've written for my LinkedIn page. I was inspired by the Back To The Future Day and … Continue reading Back to the Present – Imagineering the Future

Rick Rubin – Leadership that believes in better

It’s all well and good listening to people talk about leadership. Seeing someone embody it, however, is infinitely more compelling. I recently watched a film by BBC Radio One DJ Zane Lowe (now at Apple) about music producer Rick Rubin. Rubin’s made a stamp on almost every aspect of music that I have enjoyed since the early 80s - the Beastie … Continue reading Rick Rubin – Leadership that believes in better