We need less talk about innovation and more about mediocrity


  “The only way to get mediocre is one step at a time. But you don’t have to settle. It’s a choice you get to make every day.” – Seth Godin In my last post I named innovation as the most overused word of 2014. It’s consistently misapplied to things that really aren’t innovative at … Continue reading We need less talk about innovation and more about mediocrity

Why the Bromford Innovation Lab is only recruiting via Twitter


Imagine a future where you don’t have a CV or resume. A future where your talent and achievements are broken down into tweetable chunks. Your professional life , and a good bit of your personal too, is available online for all to see. You are scored according to your worth and the value of your … Continue reading Why the Bromford Innovation Lab is only recruiting via Twitter

Don’t Listen To Your Sector: Be More Weird


Had a bit of drama over the past week. I’ll recap it for you as quickly as possible – as most readers of this blog don’t work in the same sector as I do. Essentially Mick Kent, my CEO, wrote a challenging piece setting out why we have embarked upon a different service vision. Bromford are celebrating 50 … Continue reading Don’t Listen To Your Sector: Be More Weird

Three Ways To Get Cool Stuff Done Quickly At Work


It’s hard to imagine anyone not knowing Helen Reynolds – such is her reputation – but it would be rude not to give an introduction. Helen is Digital and Social Media Manager at Monmouthshire County Council , and one of the foremost innovators in digital communications. She’s also one of the nicest people you could ever … Continue reading Three Ways To Get Cool Stuff Done Quickly At Work

Why Your Business Plan Just Killed Innovation


 Unless you are a fortune teller, long term business planning is a fantasy. Why don’t we call plans what they really are: guesses. Start referring to your business plans as business guesses , your financial plans as financial guesses and your strategic plans as strategic guesses. Now you can stop worrying about them so much. … Continue reading Why Your Business Plan Just Killed Innovation

Why Living In Paradise Is Bad For Business


Here is a story about what can happen when you don’t anticipate change. When you get used to things being easy for everyone. It’s a story you will have heard before but, like all the best tales , is as relevant today as when it was first told: There was once a lucky little bird … Continue reading Why Living In Paradise Is Bad For Business

2013 – Do we need a new operating system?


My first post of 2013 has been slightly delayed due to holiday. I love holidays. Not because they get me away from work but because it’s where I can put work into focus.  The further away I get from Bromford and the UK the greater clarity I get on the things that need to change. It’s … Continue reading 2013 – Do we need a new operating system?