Educating for Application – Innovation Needs It

I was recommended to a TED lecture called ‘use data to build better schools’ given by Andreas Schleicher.  Andreas is from an OECD funded organisation called PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment).  It was a great use of 15 mins and gave some great insights into the difference between access to education and equality of…

Travel Curation - the Future of the High Street Travel Agents?

Travel Curation – the Future Business Model of the High Street Travel Agent?

In a business world where companies are adjusting their business model to outsource all but the business critical and core activities, in the consumer world we seem to be increasingly insourcing more and more to meet our value for money aspirations.  A good example of this is the way in which many of us plan…

Has Blackberry created a new recipe that includes less Apple?

Has Blackberry created a new recipe that includes less Apple?

Some had said that the release of the new Blackberry 10 device and OS was its last chance.  There was certainly a lot riding on it.  Since Blackberry’s high point in terms of innovative poster child, other players, notably Apple, have taken that crown. Apple in particular, from its consumer roots, has created some revolutionary…