Genes, Memes and Norms

Over the last 12 months or so a large part of our research has been dedicated to thinking about cultural change within organisations and how it occurs. To help us with this process we have extensively explored the biological and…

Education In General

After recently seeing Ken Robinson’s most recent TED appearance, How to escape education’s Death Valley, we were reminded of an interesting report published by Harvard University on the theme of General Education. The report outlines the research findings of an…

Organisational Innovation and the SPACE Framework

In a recent article that payed homage to the work of Peter Drucker, John Hagel reiterated the argument that he and John Seely Brown developed in their recently published research paper, Institutional Innovation. The argument states that with the increasing…

The Knowledge Biased Economy

The Knowledge Biased Economy

Aesthetics is for the artist as ornithology is for the birds. Barnett Newman The colour field painter Barnett Newman was a skeptic when it came to the received wisdom about the link between theory and practice in art. Newman saw…

The Cultivation of Curiosity

Whilst preparing some reflections on Martha Nussbaum’s Creating Capabilities, which continues to develop her long standing research within the areas of Human Development, we were reminded of her recent argument concerning the current state of Education and its relation to…

Scalable Learning and Innovative Architectures

The ability to learn faster than your competitors may be the only sustainable competitive advantage. Arie de Geus One of Deloitte’s internal research facilities (Centre for the Edge) recently published an interesting report on the changing nature of institutional innovation….

Globalising Graduates

Over the last twelve months or so there has been a growing interest in the notion of Global Graduates, that is, graduates that possess the knowledge, skills and behaviours to operate both through and beyond traditional borders and across multiple…