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by Doug Shaw, 24 Mar 2017

Wednesday 8th March 2017. I stood at the front of the stage, facing bright lights and about 200 people. Alongside me stood some of my art. My friend, and conference chair Neil Usher introduced me. He said some lovely things about me, none of which I can remember! I told the audience how nervous I…

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by Rebecca Lovelace, 30 Aug 2016

A personal landmark and also one for SkillsPlanner. This month saw a meeting with the Policy Unit at Number 10 Downing Street, attended by myself, Scott Young (Tideway, right) and fellow Ethos partner Colin Middleton (who heads up the SkillsPlanner councils and brokerage work packages). The meeting followed an introduction made by Mime Consulting, who…

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by Doug Shaw, 27 Jun 2016

I thought these few thoughts from my daughter Keira a couple of years ago (then aged 8) on how to be kind were worth publishing again, in these uncertain post-EU referendum times. Keira asked to draw her blog post – here it is, she and I hope you like it. How To Be Kind Help…

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by Usha Chadha, 13 Apr 2016

and I have the proof 🙂 From the age of 4 my parents got us used to a life of jetting off to India every year over the school summer holidays. July and August in India are of course the worst months of the year, with peak temperatures (40 – 50C) followed by warm monsoon…

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by Prem Gyani, 12 Apr 2016

A few days ago, a very good friend of mine and a colleague at Ethos (Gary Hunt) raised a very salient point to me about the privacy implications of me sending a contact database through as an attachment to an email. He felt that this raised the very important issue of educating people about privacy…

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by Fran Mullins, 20 Jan 2016

My colleague Prem Gyani has told me the best time to write a blog post is when I am emotional or feel strongly about something, so, here goes: I’ve just read this article about Uber’s plans to ‘entertain’ and engage with us (translate as further monetise their customers) and it made me feel overwhelmed and…

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by Clare Richmond, 04 Dec 2015

Why predetermined outcomes and false certainty are stifling potential. During my work in community regeneration I have seen a great many initiatives fail to ignite and gain traction at grass roots level, or indeed any level, beyond the confines of the offices they were designed in.  However well intentioned, many boxes ticked, or sophisticated the…

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by Prem Gyani, 06 Nov 2015

In the middle of 2013 I met a wonderful lady as I was wandering around attending networking meetings in London. Usha Chadha was a soul who seemed to have been looking for her place in the world but had found it. I asked her why she was so contented and she told me the secret…

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by Rebecca Lovelace, 05 Oct 2015

I had no idea when my construction journey started that I would one day be writing this: today we agreed a £1.3m initiative that has the most fundamental of aims, to connect those that are out of work with an industry full of opportunity, and to do so in the most collaborative means possible. SkillsPlanner…

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by Michael Davis-Marks, 14 Sep 2015

The thing is, how come I spent 36 years of my life in a very hierarchical, chain of command structured institution (which I immensely enjoyed) and in the 3 short years following, have become such an advocate of the Future of Work?  Working in a flat structure, with no hierarchies or obvious chain of command…

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