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To say that NFTs are overpriced jpgs purchased with magic internet money by fools drunk on their crypto windfalls is to misunderstand - or wilfully ignore - a fundamental shift now underway, in how brand relationships will be built from this time on. Conceptual ecosystems...

"ProbablyNothing" is a favourite expression among NFT enthusiasts. As you can imagine, it means of course an event that is "AlmostCertainlySomething." Two such events have occurred in the last few days, signifying that this nascent technology, known primarily for making ape owners substantially better off,...

Back in the day, when it was normal for artists to collaborate and present their work in public, and nobody carried an iPhone because they did not exist, my old pal, guitar virtuoso Nigel Gavin and I worked together on a series of gallery /...

The fabulous Stephanie McGann Jantzen is one of the leading voices in the Fireside community and it was a pleasure to chat to her about Boma Global, the Sonophilia Foundation, creativity, politics, leadership, play and the very serious role which art and the artists have...

“To survive we need food, sex, and creativity - and you need the last one to get either of the first two, so we know which is most important!” I did a thing with the Sonophilia Foundation. It was a lot of fun! Check it out HERE ...

It has been my pleasure and privilege to talk to some remarkable people in my regular Fireside chats, be it as part of the Boma Global Studio series, The Creative Farm (making sense of life through conversations with artists) and other programmes. The live recordings,...

There is an interesting, and growing, body of research which supports new ways of looking at recruitment. Generation X and Generation Y will select their place of employment according to how a given company ranks in terms of its social values, and whether or not...

The first thing to realise about working in a VUCA world is that it is not possible to “deal” with a VUCA reality and continue business as usual. That course of action will only lead to the world becoming increasingly more VUCA, and given the exponential...

“Thou shalt edit thyself” was the eleventh commandment. Maybe Moses found only ten of them because Yahweh had a wry sense of humour. Or maybe it was a case of following one’s own advice. (“Needs a bit of trimming here…”)Perhaps the hope was that we’d...

Our culture mythologises creativity while, simultaneously, putting up barriers which prevent people from reaching their creative potential. Now is the time when business urgently needs a new conversation with the arts – a conversation centered not on sponsorship or ownership but on partnership. I submit that...