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by Sue Rose, 18 May 2017

Bradford languishes at number 374 – out of 389 – in the UK Prosperity Index. Unemployment is higher than the national average, educational attainment is lower, cultural divisions are rife and an astonishing 25% of the city’s population is under 16. What Bradford does have going for it is a forward-thinking chief executive in Kersten…

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by Robert Pye, 13 Feb 2017

​This question has been bugging me for a few weeks now. I think the myriad debates I see, hear and read about the rise of nationalism and the US becoming an autocracy are missing a key point. In contrast to the stark choices of a utopian/dystopian binary choice for our future, I imagined “institutions” cooperating to…

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by Robert Pye, 11 Jan 2017

I’ve been pondering for a while some things about what 2017 could / should be for me and Ethos.  How to articulate some of those thoughts without launching into information overload? At the end of last year a few of us in Ethos started talking about “Innovation as a Service” (IaaS).  For me, IaaS is…

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by Doug Shaw, 31 Oct 2016

When thinking about change, how do you enable greater diversity in your processes? Along with several other Ethos partners, I recently attended the Future of Work is Human Big Tent. There were lots of interesting, necessary and at times fascinating subjects on the agenda. National alienation and class Power Implications of the 100 year life Helping…

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by Doug Shaw, 18 Oct 2016

One of the recurring themes that comes up in conversations I have with people at work, at conferences, and online is, “How can we be more creative in our work?” The ability to solve problems, and add value through new ways of working is always in demand, yet converting that demand into results can be…

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by Doug Shaw, 28 Sep 2016

The reminder goes off on your electronic calendar, buzzing like a tiny wasp in a jar. You check your crackberry nervously for two reasons. 1: You have a phobia about wasps, and 2: It’s performance review time. You’ve had the initial review with your manager and agreed on a suitably outstanding grade that will trigger…

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by Prem Gyani, 16 Sep 2016

It seems that Ethos is in demand.   Second visit in two weeks to 10 Downing Street.  A central government department wanting weekly updates on a project to re-imagine how the elderly engage with them. A metropolitan city council wanting us to help them solve their youth engagement problems. A Local Enterprise Partnership asking how…

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by Doug Shaw, 27 Jun 2016

This blog post is based around a talk titled ‘Leading People In A Disrupted World’, given by Lucy Adams at the PPMA summit in Birmingham, on June 23rd 2016. Lucy Adams used to be HR Director at The BBC, then this happened. In her post BBC world, Lucy Adams refers to herself as ‘a recovering…

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by Robert Pye, 20 May 2016

On Wednesday I attended an all day workshop/game at the Centre for Ageing Better. The event was the brainchild of Paddy Hanrahan and Tris Lumley. The idea? To create a £2m fund and ecosystem to pilot bringing together key stakeholders in this area in order to provide digital interventions that could really improve the lives of the…

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by Robert Pye, 18 May 2016

Last night I went to an event hosted by the Bulldog Trust in partnership with New Philanthropy Capital. Their building is next to Temple Tube opposite the HMS Wellington where we have held numerous Ethos events. The inside of the building is clad with rather splendid hardwood and the stained glass windows are stunning. So…

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