TEDxEQChCh: Reimagining the future of Christchurch

With a programme containing no less than six urban planners and architects I wasn't sure what to expect from TEDxEQChCh, the hastily-organised conference to "reimagine the future of Christchurch". Fortunately there was a diverse range of topics … [Read more...]

What is cultural analysis?

From the book Doing Anthropology in Consumer Research: The cultural analytic research paradigm is, importantly, not one of objective distance [...] but rather one of inextricable involvement in the process of discovery, knowing and understanding. … [Read more...]

Panorama stitching in PTGui

I’ve never been a fan of panoramas until I decided to try PTGui and now that I know how easy and awesome it is I’m hooked! Here’s a panorama I took up on Sugarloaf in the Port Hills this afternoon, looking from Dyers Pass across to … [Read more...]

Influence through authentic storytelling

From The Story Factor by Annette Simmons: Story is your path to creating faith. Telling a meaningful story means inspiring your listeners – coworkers, leaders, subordinates, family, or a bunch of strangers – to reach the same conclusions you … [Read more...]

Dysfunctional organisational cults

From Chapter 3 Creating the Right Environment for Design by Julian Jenkins, one of the essays in the book Design Thinking edited by Thomas Lockwood. Nine cultural mindsets that are endemic with the modern organisation that are enemies of … [Read more...]