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Neil Gibb

Surfing the wild waves of the new economy

I am a writer, consultant, future-thinker, and passionate advocate for how new thinking and technology can be used to improve businesses, society and humanity.

You can find more of my thinking in The Participation Revolution - How to ride the waves of change in a terrifying turbulent world
Seven Reasons Why Team GB Has Been So Spectacularly

Seven Reasons Why Team GB Has Been So Spectacularly Successful

The 20-year renaissance of the British Olympic team is actually a master class in collective regeneration, as applicable to businesses and even countries as it is to regenerating an Olympic team. Here's seven reasons why Team GB has been so spectacularly successful.
22/08/2016 16:53 BST
How Harry Potter Go Will Save the

How Harry Potter Go Will Save the World

When I read about J K Rowling, one of the many things that comes over as impressive about her is her social conscience. There is a deep, deep humanity in the magical world she created - a magic that has gone missing from the cynical world of politics.
01/08/2016 11:05 BST
Boris Johnson - And How to Disarm a

Boris Johnson - And How to Disarm a Narcissist

It seems like every day in the UK brings another stunning surprise as the shock waves of the EU referendum blast through our society. This week's news that Boris Johnson won't be standing as replacement to David Cameron has shocked as many people as the actual result did - many simply can't understand it.
04/07/2016 08:55 BST
Wealth Versus Winning - What the Rugby World Cup Is Telling

Wealth Versus Winning - What the Rugby World Cup Is Telling Us

As an Anglo-Scot currently living in a Australia the results of the Rugby Union World Cup quarter finals doesn't surprise me. Granted Scotland should really have beaten Australia, which would have been a wonderful poke in the eye for the other Northern Hemisphere teams, but really an all Southern Hemisphere semi finals says a lot not just about rugby but the influence that wealth has on talent, organisations and societies.
21/10/2015 11:07 BST
Storming Corbyn - Why We Desperately Need Disruptive Leaders Like Jeremy

Storming Corbyn - Why We Desperately Need Disruptive Leaders Like Jeremy Corbyn

Jeremy Corby may not last long as leader. But then neither did the Apple II, Palm Pilot, or Black Berry. A far more interesting question is what will his passion, energy and radical ideas unleash, not just in his supporters and natural allies, but in a generation who have now been woken up to the idea that change is possible?
14/09/2015 13:06 BST
The Hidden Trait That Is Killing You at

The Hidden Trait That Is Killing You at Work...

This boundarylessness mayhem is not only wreaking havoc on our lives but also on business productivity, efficiency, and innovation. There is little chance of clever thinking and risk taking in places where people's lives are one never-ending firefight.
10/09/2015 11:16 BST
We Are The Millennial

We Are The Millennial Generation

I am currently proud to be working with a company that is allowing us to implement millennial thinking using millennial thinking. It is not about making change, it is about accepting that the world has already changed. That diversity, inclusion, colloboration, and giving a damn are not nice to haves. They are how it works now.
01/07/2015 16:16 BST
Don't Be a Charlie - Be a

Don't Be a Charlie - Be a Lover

If we are to break the cycle of violence we have to take our steer from Gordon Wilson, stop being Charlies, and grow up. It is not OK to provoke others and ridicule their beliefs. It is an act of aggression.
15/01/2015 11:37 GMT
How to Follow Your Bliss in

How to Follow Your Bliss in 2015...

It's that time of year again, when everyone seems to be shrilly offering advice - how to be more successful, make a fortune, find the perfect job. The really annoying ones tell you how you can have them all at once - plus how to meditate, write a best selling novel, and solve world hunger at the same time.
03/01/2015 18:49 GMT
Bob Geldof and Adele - Why Charity Needs to Start at

Bob Geldof and Adele - Why Charity Needs to Start at Home

Adele was brought up by a single mum who struggled for money but provided her daughter with a stable and loving home. That Adele is now wanting to do the same should be supported and applauded, not attacked as a sign of selfishness. It is the egotistical rock star who wants to play God that is selfish.
20/11/2014 16:13 GMT
Tim Cook's Bigger Message - It's Not About Being Gay, It's About Being

Tim Cook's Bigger Message - It's Not About Being Gay, It's About Being Real

Here is the CEO of the highest profile corporation in the world, a company whose biggest growing market is in Asia, where many societies have a far less tolerant attitude to homosexuality, saying with no fuss or drama, that he is proud and glad to be gay. There's many a high profile movie star who have not been prepared to be so bold.
04/11/2014 14:00 GMT
Gay, Straight, Christian, Jew - Why Simple Labels No Longer

Gay, Straight, Christian, Jew - Why Simple Labels No Longer Work

Pope Francis is a man on a mission. Everything from the choice of his name (referencing St Francis of Assisi) to his shunning of material comforts suggest he is out to take the church back to its core values of tolerance, inclusion and compassion.
20/10/2014 14:12 BST
You Should Have Asked - How Apple Confused U2 With

You Should Have Asked - How Apple Confused U2 With Shakespeare

All U2 and Apple needed to do was ask - to invite people to opt in. Then what turned out to be a PR nightmare for Apple could have been a coup. <em>Thanks</em>, U2 fans would have said. The rest of us meanwhile would have nodded in appreciation at the idea, hoping that it would be followed by a similar deal from Megadeath or Michael Buble depending on our tastes.
16/10/2014 08:45 BST
New iPhone Six Leaked - The Importance of Surprise and

New iPhone Six Leaked - The Importance of Surprise and Theatre

What Tim Cook needs to do is stop trying to copy how Jobs did it and instead work on his own version of what Jobs was good at - tantalizing, beguiling and holding beautiful things up in the light and saying "Here you are, look at this. Want one? Well you can have one... but not just yet." He needs to find a new and unique way of doing it.
27/08/2014 16:03 BST
Maria Sharapova, Sugar, Honey - And Why It Is Not OK to Sell Us

Maria Sharapova, Sugar, Honey - And Why It Is Not OK to Sell Us Crap

The stand was a concession for 'Sugarpova', Maria's all new confectionary range aimed at... actually I have no idea who it is aimed at, or why it is in what is otherwise a health food store, but what I can tell you is it sets of a new low for a celebrity endorsement. That it was placed right in front of the door shows the power of celebrity - and I am assuming the celebrity purse - to get in our faces.
07/07/2014 15:55 BST