Blog

8th April 2019

Betamax was not better than VHS

VHS didn’t win because of porn. VHS didn’t win because of marketing. VHS won by matching features and price to the consumer’s needs. And that’s technical superiority.

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4th April 2019

Building the Bionic Banker

When it comes to our banking interactions, there is good friction and there is bad friction. Eliminate the good friction and you risk customer loyalty.

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2nd April 2019

Future Energy: Why batteries beat hydrogen

Hydrogen and fuel cells absolutely have a place in the future energy mix. But batteries will take the majority of the market share. Here’s why.

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26th March 2019

What Apple’s announcements mean for the future of TV

Apple’s big name content signings have caught all the headlines, but its move into curation is much more important for the future of TV

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20th March 2019

Smart Cities are about cost. Living Cities are about value.

Smart cities have become highly associated with the austerity era, an attempt to operate our existing cities at lower financial and environmental cost

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12th March 2019

The ideology at the heart of the web

The goal for the web is to create a single source of knowledge accessible to all humanity. Every attempt to splinter it undermines this goal. We have a choice to make.

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5th March 2019

Don’t get caught staring at the third horizon

The three horizons model is a great way to think about change. But ignoring the way the landscape changes through those horizons can blind us to risk.

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28th February 2019

Bright but bleak: futurism and the climate

It’s hard to enjoy the weather when the climate presents such a threat. The solutions are frustratingly simple, just expensive.

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22nd February 2019

Where are you?

Every journey to tomorrow has to start with an honest assessment of where you are today, and sometimes that requires uncomfortable self-examination

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14th February 2019

Suburban Capitals

The growth in suurban capitals suggests a mechanism for diffusing wealth around the country, but it’s not without risks and it requires investment.

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Tom Cheesewright