Misfit minds: why mental illnesses and learning difficulties can be useful

Image: Don’t stay too close to the pack…  The classic liberal text, On Liberty by John Stuart Mill made a big impression on me years ago. What stayed with me above all was Mill’s insistence that liberty and tolerance were essential for a healthy society, since they permitted diversity. Diversity of thought, behaviour, beliefs, ideas…… Continue reading Misfit minds: why mental illnesses and learning difficulties can be useful

Media in the age of networks: the decay/evolution of advertising models

The Association of Publishing Agencies first International Content Summit was a great event to attend, as a speaker and a delegate. As well as the many inspiring and useful speakers, it was the ambition and optimism of the industry there that was striking. This is the contract publishing industry, the kinds of publishers that create…… Continue reading Media in the age of networks: the decay/evolution of advertising models

Polluting the streams, pruning the networks…

* * UPDATED: corrected from draft which was published. Facts/links/opinions unaltered. * * Alan Patrick’s pure class in my book. His blog is prickly, argumentative and pushy in the very best kinds of ways. I reckon it’s blogs like Broadstuff and DotBen that help me keep questioning things. Without them the idealistic eejit in me…… Continue reading Polluting the streams, pruning the networks…

Faris on the “natural selection of interesting”

After Mr Obama got sworn in some things threw me off kilter – sorry for the indecent silence… Warming up with some things catching my eye, I’ll be building to an outpouring of pent up thoughts about social, strategy and the business of everything. Hail Faris Yakob for weaving together two of my best-loved skeins…… Continue reading Faris on the “natural selection of interesting”