BLING has just published my latest magazine – Blockchain and Government in Europe. This 84 page magazine brings together 11 interviews and 8 new blockchain use-cases to explore the state of Blockchain in Government in Europe.
LIKE! supported the development of local ‘innovation cultures’ in cities across Europe. Our content strategy pulled together the findings and lessons learned from our international collaborations and 9 key pilots into a series of 4 accessible, thematic magazines.
Amazon is increasingly plagued by fake reviews and scams – this article in The Economist shows how sellers game Amazon.
Charity stores are an important part of UK High Streets – but a combination of collapsing footfall, higher costs, and the shift to online shopping all threaten the sector.
It seems that we’re watching the death throes of the House of Fraser – or at least of the House of Fraser brand. How much of this is a sign of the broader changes in retailing, and how much is the story of a poorly managed brand?
Marks and Spencers have announced seven thousand job losses. What does this mean for M&S and retailing more generally?
Coronavirus And The City – Landlords Vs. Retailers: Apple UK Asks Landlords For Substantial Rent Cuts
Apple UK has allegedly asked UK landlords for substantial rent cuts. In an environment where the value of retail space is a fraction of what it was 6 months ago, should we be surprised?
The main thing stopping a significant shift towards urban cycling isn’t a lack of desire -it’s a lack of bicycles.
Now that retailing in the UK is starting to open up, we can break retailers into three groups – two you should support and one you should avoid.
We are starting to see some v. small changes in how transportation is changing in Covid-19 Scotland thanks to Spaces for People. What we don’t know (yet) is how much of the funding is going to benefit pedestrians/walkers.
See a video intro to the set of magazines I wrote earlier this year that capture everything that the LIKE! project has learned about accelerating innovation and building capacity by developing ‘innovation cultures’.
I developed the ‘LIKE Cycle’ as an iterative model for capacity development and innovation that builds upon everything we’ve learned delivering the LIKE! project. The LIKE Cycle is a both a pathway for individual and organisational skills development, and a roadmap for service innovation and development.