10 lessons about teamwork I learned through theatre

You’d have thought I’d have flogged the “theatre direction = leading” analogy to death by now, but it was given another lease of life last week, when I was asked to speak to the off-site gathering of a team about what theatre can teach us about teamwork. I distilled my thoughts about it into 10Continue reading “10 lessons about teamwork I learned through theatre”

October’s interesting reads

Here we are again with a few of the things that have sparked my interest from around the internet (and a little beyond). I’m currently reading Nate Silver’s The Signal and the Noise, about prediction and forecasting. It’s well-written and informative, and also a nice complement to working in foresight (which isn’t about prediction). There’sContinue reading “October’s interesting reads”

September’s interesting reads

I love that I get to read so much in my new role. I hope you find something here to inspire you. I loved this piece on how public intellectuals over-simplify the future. One of the basic tenets of doing foresight work is that we are not trying to predict the future, rather explore possibleContinue reading “September’s interesting reads”

August’s interesting reads

Here’s a collection of some things that I’ve found interesting, noteworthy or curious this month. I’m always banging on about the risks of future historians of our digital dark age/white noise. This article is a good exploration. We were recently on holiday in the UK, and in one village that we visited, I tried toContinue reading “August’s interesting reads”

A new chapter

As those of you that I am connected to on LinkedIn will know, I have recently started a new job. I’ve moved to the Joint Research Centre, which is the Commission’s in-house scientific service. I’m in the EU Policy Lab, working on “the strategic foresight agenda and … the development of foresight and horizon scanningContinue reading “A new chapter”

Doing some online housekeeping

I’ve decided to use the long weekend to get some things done that have been hanging around for a while and that includes some housekeeping on the website. I’ve had various different blogs over the years and I’ve decided to bring them all onto this site – what’s the point of having lots of differentContinue reading “Doing some online housekeeping”

Going mosaic crochet crazy

I have spend the last month or so rather obsessively learning how to do mosaic crochet. It’s a way of bringing colour and patterns into crochet and is absolutely brilliant fun. This is what I somehow managed to make and I can’t tell you quite how proud I am of myself! I have also decidedContinue reading “Going mosaic crochet crazy”

Eating with your furry friends in Brussels

To celebrate exactly a year since we moved to Brussels (can you believe it?), I’m sharing a map I have been developing which has restaurants, bars and cafes that welcome dogs, according to the members of the Facebook Group Expats with dogs in Brussels. At least this way I can find it and share itContinue reading “Eating with your furry friends in Brussels”