There is often a chasm between our preconceived ideas about how people will do a thing and the way in which they actually do it.
The advertising industry has spent the past three years tying itself in knots about diversity and equality. Yet figures suggest
I will never forget the day I realised I had to quit my well-paid job and set up my own business. I say had to, not because I was on the verge of being sacked or had an idiot of a boss, or even because I was bored. It was quite the opposite in fact.
You'll see, if you look at those questions again, that they are shared by the audience member. In fact, every time you make something even just partly for someone else, you let them ask the same questions you're asking of your actions; you make them shareholders in the action.
Belief gets a bad rap. It's a very unpopular concept in these secular times, but the (obvious) thing is: we believe things whether we want want to or not. If we can at least accept that's true, we can start to take control of our beliefs, and make them work for us. But accepting they exist is the big first step.
You are not wrong for holding a legitimately cultivated opinion, and you are not bad for saying so, or changing your mind. But together we must stop allowing a fear of offense to legitimise folly. As long as ignorance is bliss, the opposite is also true.
TEDxBrum was an extraordinary event held on Saturday 11th June 2016. Fuelled by a 70-strong team of volunteers the event
The new designs see four subjects that might be seen as twee, transformed into a much more contemporary reincarnation - the same vision as five years ago. This time I opened up the brief to both country and city life, choosing two icons from each - a bird, deer, red telephone box and black cab.
It was in 1900 that Lord Kelvin, renowned British scientist and the toast of the establishment, addressed a group of physicists
Exam season is upon us again, and as the nation's teenagers and young adults look forward to a sweaty summer of swotting