When Butterflies Spread their Wings

The Priceless Gift of Serendipity We often talk about the serendipitous nature of conversations that lead to meaningful innovation. We also like to talk about the system magic that happens when lives touch. We first met Yinka Suleiman 3 years ago at a Community Resilience workshop sponsored by Birmingham City Council and a local forward-thinking

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Our Brummies in Abuja

Serendipity Is Priceless A new wave of wellbeing is being fueled by tech-savvy creatives with a passion for wellbeing and a shared vision for a better world. Their mantra is “do good things and keep moving.” It’s communities doing what they do best and leveraging digital tools to accelerate impact. In today’s hyper-connected world, a

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Time for a New Web

Taking Stock of progress This year’s Dimbleby lecture by Sir Tim Berners-Lee was extremely thought-provoking. He spoke with calm, erudite passion about the need for a mid-course correction to the current direction of travel of the internet. The technical insights were fascinating, as would be expected from the man credited with one of the most

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Not So Secret Sauce

Neomakers Creating impactful outcomes for social value requires us to look past the outdated conventions of competing public and private sector forces. The game has changed. The revolution has come and gone. The reality of 21st-century economics is a fast-moving fluidity that brings us together in more ways than we dare to imagine. (Rise of

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Free Broadband

High Fibre Diet or Potential Riot?

Our Lives Must Touch Labour’s campaign pledge to give all households free access to high-speed broadband has made it to the manifesto. Delivery would necessitate the re-privatisation of parts of telecoms giant, BT, at a cost of tens of billions, which some say could be more wisely spent on other essential public services. Read more

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Biases, People and Spacetime

Fear and Creativity Loud noises and falling forward, the two discernible fears we’re all born with along with an abundant instinct for creativity. Without them, we’d never have learned to master language, move about and engage with the world around us. We can grow up taking these skills for granted. Or at least failing realise

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Connecting citizens, companies and government to create and share wellbeing.