UK Influence

The Philosophy Of Conservation

Frontier | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK

There are many branches of philosophy, within which an entire web focuses on how we humans think and feel about the natural world. Yet, despite severa...

Suffused Like A Water Balloon About To Burst!

Shahilla Barok | Posted 29.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Shahilla Barok

You read something that will make you healthier and pledge to do this from now on. You start as planned and one day as you happily see a contradictory piece on the very thing you have been doing to improve your health!! So frustrating isn't it?

Power 100: Who Are Britain's Most Influential Disabled People?

Martyn Sibley | Posted 05.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Martyn Sibley

I was just behind Britain's most decorated female Paralympian Sarah Storey in first, and Channel 4 presenter Alex Brooker in second. BBC presenter Andrew Marr who became disabled from a stroke was number 8.

The End Of Elites? How Technology Is Killing The Man

Quentin Bargate | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Tech
Quentin Bargate

The defining characteristics of Elites have traditionally been threefold. The first is their institutionalised access to information. The second, their exercise of influence. Thirdly, they controlled opinion and expertise in the public sphere.

Brexit Consequences: How Can We Find Unity in Division?

Melissa Mehta | Posted 04.08.2017 | UK
Melissa Mehta

Image by Melissa Mehta Since the EU referendum result, I've felt heavy sadness for our country, fear for our precious inclusive society, an overwhel...

What Makes People Leave Comments Online?

Tamara Littleton | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Tech
Tamara Littleton

It's quick and easy for us to hit the share button if we find a blog post interesting - we can even add a comment to the tweet before we send it out - but to actually craft a thoughtful response to a post - that takes time and consideration. What makes us stop and post a response?

How Six Little Words to a 3-Year-Old Can Influence Global Change

Liberty Forrest | Posted 27.09.2016 | UK
Liberty Forrest

In the earliest days of humanity's existence, everything that happened beyond anyone's control or understanding was blamed on - or credited to - the gods. It was a deeply spiritual world until the pendulum swung well over to the side of science, with a new demand for facts, hard evidence and proof rather than mere belief.

Building Influence in a Fragmented World - How Can Brands Forge Meaningful Relationships With Consumers?

David Pemsel | Posted 12.05.2016 | UK
David Pemsel

The digital revolution has caused seismic changes for brands - from the way they connect with their audiences, to the channels they can use to reach them. The way people are consuming news has been turned on its head, with more and more people accessing content from global sources, using multiple platforms and sharing huge volumes of self-produced content themselves.

Britain and Europe: Winning the Policy, Losing the Politics

Peter Wilding | Posted 05.04.2015 | UK Politics
Peter Wilding

It is infuriating that a forward policy towards Europe, though favoured by the public and silently shared by the leaderships of the three main parties, gets shredded by media and political expediency.

Britain Has Lost a Vision and Is Yet to Find a Role

Peter Wilding | Posted 12.12.2014 | UK Politics
Peter Wilding

The leadership black-hole is the real story of this year. The Union was nearly lost because the Westminster elites failed to articulate a convincing, positive vision of why the Scots should back the UK...

The Political Cost of Economic Mismanagement

John Mills | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK Politics
John Mills

The extent to which the UK and most of the rest of the Western world are currently mismanaging our economies clearly has a huge financial cost. In the longer term, however, the political cost will be even greater than the economic price - unless we see radical changes in policy. The failure of the West to deliver a reasonable economic performance - combined with the related problem of widespread inability to get difficult decisions taken - has led an increasingly large number of people across the world to consider whether more authoritarian of running modern diversified economies might work better than those based on liberal democracy.

The Art of Timing in Negotiation

Suzanne de Janasz | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK
Suzanne de Janasz

(written with Giuseppe Conti) click to see Leonardo's Last Supper Planning a trip to Italy to discover some Renaissance painti...

Ding Dong Thatcher's Gone - Should I Celebrate?

Rima Amin | Posted 17.06.2013 | UK Politics
Rima Amin

I understand why people are angry by the woman who favoured functional inequalities and believed it to be a necessity for a dynamic economy as she cared little for those consequently suffering.

The Trials (and Importance) of Blogging

Brian John Spencer | Posted 12.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Brian John Spencer

If you blog like this you could find yourself become an influencer, a thought leader, an opinion former and authority that others go to and talk about.

Does Noise Influence Our Creative Powers?

James Allen | Posted 10.12.2012 | UK
James Allen

Many of us find it difficult to find the "right" conditions for creativity. Finding enough time, space and energy can be a big ask as we lead busy lives in busy surroundings. Distractions and demands, colleagues and clients, traffic and even the weather - all have the power to influence our ability to create. The question is - do they influence what we create, and if so, how?

Why Are We Letting Celebrities Parent our Children?

Chidubem Nwabufo | Posted 25.07.2012 | Home
Chidubem Nwabufo

Of late, I have been making a very conscious effort to refrain from writing anything slightly controversial. But following the backlash concerning Chr...

Be Careful Whom you Befriend

Mark Fletcher-Brown | Posted 25.11.2011 | UK
Mark Fletcher-Brown

It's so easy to make friends these days. If you are a member of Linkedin, for example, there are regular suggestions about whom you should befriend. U...