At the end of WW II, John Maynard Keynes famously suggested that the best way to get the UK economy going would be to ask the Americans to bomb factories in the UK "at an hour when the Directors were sitting there and no-one else" because "how else are we to regain the exuberant inexperience which is necessary, it seems, for success".
Millennials must be listened to. They must be admitted - right now - to the top tables of industry; commerce; government; the arts. If they need to learn the "etiquette" of big business; government, etc. well, teach them. But put them in place.
For the NHS to succeed in this quest it needs to harness the qualities that make it great and steer clear of its greatest weaknesses. It relies as much upon what the NHS chooses not to do as the things it does. Here are three things I believe the NHS could do to effectively promote a thriving digital health ecosystem, whilst saving money and improving quality care.
One of the benefits often included in the 'long list' rather than the headlines of driverless cars is the independence driverless cars could give to people with a whole array of disabilities. This effect could be the way that society is most changed by the introduction of this incredible new technology.
Although most businesses want their people to enthusiastically burst with new ideas, they use very limited ways to create innovation. Brainstorming, t...
Initially I worked on my idea while at University. I created a prototype which wasn't perfect and wouldn't work 100% of the time. What I knew is that everyone who saw and played with it thought it was cool, different and exciting.
Richard Branson, Bill Gates and Steve Jobs have all said they use intuition for business and let's face it, they have had quite a bit of success with it. The argument I hear against following your inner knowing, is people don't know how to trust it. Trusting it is an act of faith in itself. But maybe if you knew of all the positive benefits of your intuition, it would be a no brainer... literally!
As the world's leaders come together to discuss climate change, cooling must be part of the debate around global warming. Cooling is currently part of the worsening problem, but it could become an important part of the solution.
Not unlike a unicorn, these New Creatives are a great way to see the future marriage of technology and creative industries. Too often funded differently, with separate conferences and separate trade-shows, New Creatives point to a more integrated education, workplace and future ideas. Catch em while you can!
When you launch your own business one of the best approaches you can take is to work with your competition. This might seem like unusual advice but working with your rivals can be really useful - I promise.
As the President of the IET, I get to see the innovative work that engineers do on a daily basis and it is exciting to see the creativity and passion so many of my fellow engineers have. The problem is that all this great work often goes unnoticed in the wider world.