Our earliest connections can significantly influence the rest of our lives

Our earliest connections can significantly influence the rest of our lives

If you look back on all of the significant breakthroughs and pivots in your life, chances are that each doorway to insight or opportunity was opened by a person. A connection. Someone in your network. As [this] example shows, those doors start opening at a very young age. Most of us don’t pay attention to this. I think we should.

What don’t you know about the people you know?

What don’t you know about the people you know?

By simply assuming that someone is ‘that kind of person’ often means that we eliminate the possibility of finding out other, potentially more interesting or valuable, information about them. Worse still, we often extrapolate from the initial tag to make all kinds of assumptions about what they must be like. Assumptions that often turn out to be false.

Creating space for collaboration…

Creating space for collaboration…

The space people work in has a huge impact on how they collaborate, how productive they are and also how happy they feel. It’s important to think about what you do or make and about your culture before thinking about layout and paint colours; the two are deeply intertwined. 

Clarity: the benefit of multilingual teams

Clarity: the benefit of multilingual teams

The feedback that really struck me was, “when most of a team is working in a second tongue with many different native languages, the result is enforced clarity and an imperative to use the simplest possible language to communicate a point well.”

RCA Show2016 — part 1: Glyphs, Spider’s Silk and Festering Sores. The future is bright.

RCA Show2016 — part 1: Glyphs, Spider’s Silk and Festering Sores. The future is bright.

It was clear at Show2016 that collaboration is one of the founding principles that guides how their generation thinks and acts. It is not a requirement but a given. It is simply taken for granted.