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Post-Truth, or Pre-Truth?

So ‘post-truth’ officially became a thing. It’s the Oxford English Dictionary’s word of the year, somewhat euphemistically defined as relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and

Posted in Cultural affairs, Thoughts, Trends

Notes from an Echo Chamber

We’ve heard a lot about echo chambers recently. I am concerned the market research industry has created one of its own. In a recent article The Cognitive Dissidents, I talked about the issue of diminishing trust in institutions and the

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The Cognitive Dissidents

We’ve had enough of ‘experts’. The ‘mainstream media’ is lying to us. You can’t trust the opinion polls. In fact, they’re ‘rigged’; and while we’re at it, so is the entire democratic process. The ‘metropolitan elite’ live in a bubble

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When is a Trend not a Trend?

When it’s ajar? No, this is not the answer, although it is, sort of. I was asked by a client to give a short talk on ‘trend spotting’. What kind of trends, you may well ask…?

Posted in Ideas, Thoughts, Trends

The Future of Work… is here

I’ve been taking time out from the corporate world lately to pursue other more worthwhile interests, including working with a number of digital start-ups. It’s been a refreshing experience to see new ideas being pursued with such energy and enthusiasm.

Posted in Business, Insights, Start-ups, Thoughts, Trends