Tag Archives: RSA

A larger identity

Every now and then my inbox feeds me something unexpected that changes the way I see things. This week it was Matthew Taylor’s RSA Chief Executive’s lecture, The Power to Create: It came at the right time. Having been made … Continue reading

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Nurturing the polymaths…

My Power of Language post last week, Precision Tools, referred to the recent James MacTaggart Lecture given in Edinburgh by Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google. The lecture is, I understand, a keynote of the television industry’s year and Schmidt … Continue reading

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Bringing words to life – a call for ideas

I’ve become a big fan of RSA Animate – a series of 10-minute videos combining hand-drawn animation, written words and a narrative voiceover.  It is a novel and engaging way of conveying a message – often a complex one – … Continue reading

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Internships, celebrity culture and the new publishing model

An interesting post last week by Alison Masters on RSA Projects considers whether internships are part of the problem or part of the solution. I left a comment drawing a comparison between the internship debate and the destructive influence of celebrity publishing … Continue reading

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The trouble with jargon… and with plain language

This is a fuller version of an article that appears on RSA Comment Next month, the Plain Writing Act of 2010 comes into force in the USA.  Its purpose is “to improve the effectiveness and accountability of Federal agencies to … Continue reading

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Of communities and things in common

I’ve read two posts in the last few days which have got me thinking about the c-word. The first was by the always thought-provoking Tessy Britton on collaboration versus conflict in the shaping of community outcomes.  She talks about her … Continue reading

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Information sharing in the Big Society

In one of my past lives I ran an information and mapping business – Land Management Information Service (LaMIS) – which took a new approach to public information.  I think my experience may have some application to the idea of … Continue reading

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