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Shocking Britain: UK’s EU exit offers insights into power and change (Podcast)

In Uncategorized on April 25, 2018 at 11:06 am

After a long and messy partnership the UK’s exit from the EU represents a complex set of desires to renegotiate the Social Contract. Some of these might be to restore ‘charismatic power’ to a country used to ‘throwing its weight around in the world’. From Orwell’s common man to Debussy’s challenges to modern realities there are new currents of thought emerging on leadership, power and change in the not-so-united Kingdom that can easily be missed in the light of this huge transition. Not just for Europe but for the globe. Europe has been the centre of dialogue on political systems for hundreds of years. It is again. And it has tended  to drag the rest of the world into its backyard squabbles. So close and renewed attention is vital. This podcast explores some of these emerging observations:

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Podcast: Thinking about ‘third dimensions’: Big data and the empathy puzzle

In Uncategorized on April 4, 2018 at 12:08 pm

Global management is falling in love with the prospect of big data as its latest ‘third-dimension’. Its scale is a possible route through the maze of business planning. But what if you combine empathy, which, fundamentally, is the ability to imagine, with the interpretation of big data? More so is the real third-dimension primarily found in re-understanding ‘how the world is’? Which may be a final leap away from the world as a ‘model’ requiring a system. That is, a return to the world presented as a puzzle requiring a new breed of interpreters with a new outlook: