Rory Sutherland is widely regarded as one of the most creative and influential minds in the advertising business, Rory Sutherland is Vice-Chairman, Ogilvy UK, part of one of the biggest agencies in the world. His sharp and witty TED talks on life and business have been viewed by millions and his Wiki Man column in The Spectator is essential reading for anyone with an interest on how technology affects us.
Some of the biggest and most-hyped companies of modern times are taxi companies that own no vehicles, accommodation providers that own no properties and food service companies that don’t make food. We’re told it’s all about the technology platform and about “disrupting” traditional ways of doing business. Is this a brave new world offering better […]
The collapse in support of traditional institutions across the world has happened at the same time as the explosion of the Internet and access to it. Everyone, it seems, is now an expert, or thinks they are. At the same time, real experts are derided, fake news abounds and ‘mainstream media’ has become a term […]
In his book The Master and His Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World, Iain McGilchrist presents a groundbreaking exploration of the differences between the brain’s left and right hemispheres, and how those differences have affected society, history, and culture. We’ve all hear the folk wisdom notions about left and right […]
30 years ago, Gordon Gekko, the anti-hero of Wall Street played by Michael Douglas, declared that “greed is good”. Greed, it seems, has always been with us as humans but it now pervades every aspect of human life and inequality is off the scale. Is it because greed feeds on human nature or is it […]