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Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs and Brecon Beacons Hillwalking

If you’re traipsing up one of the highest mountains in Wales, what are your priorities? Food? Shelter? Or WiFi? Chris looks at an updated version of Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs, which went viral a while back. When training for the

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Posted in ideas/innovation, learning, wifi

Language, art and a bit of elbow grease

We’ve had 10 contributions this week – thanks to everyone who’s blogged, read and liked the posts, as well as anyone who’s decided to follow the blog. It’s been great reading all your posts, and I highly recommend looking after

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Do Mundane Things. Get Your Ideas Accepted by Working Behind Enemy Lines, and Don’t be a Martyr

Are you trying to implement ideas at your organisation but you’re struggling to get them accepted? In this post Chris Bolton a.k.a. What’s the PONT looks at a different tactic to get your ideas approved and accepted – pretend you’re

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Posted in ideas/innovation, public sector

Expatiation, Innovation, Adaptation, Continuous Improvement and Hyperbole. It’s dictionary time

Chris Bolton is not happy about hype that exaggerates every tweak of something into an ‘innovation.’ He considers the alternatives. Expatiation, Innovation, Adaptation, Continuous Improvement and Hyperbole. It’s dictionary time by Chris Bolton.

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Posted in communicating, languages, media

Busman’s Holiday. The Jefferson Memorial, Wastewater Treatment and Root Cause Analysis.

A brilliant blog from What’s the Pont, who looks at his past and future busman’s holidays! The blog looks at the importance of examining root causes, as well as the joy that can be found at a wastewater treatment plant.

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Posted in ideas/innovation

CityCamp Coventry: They think it’s all over — it’s only just begun

Sasha Taylor blogs about CityCamp Coventry and how his initial fears as founder soon disappeared when people began to participate, ideas and suggestions started coming forward and there is the promise of positive outcomes for the city. CityCamp Coventry: They

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Posted in communities, conferences, education, private sector, public sector, setting goals

Why the UK housing market is so broken

First time Weekly Blog Club contributor Kim Spence-Jones considers the high cost of housing in the UK and the lack of innovation, and has a suggestion on how things could change. Why the UK housing market is so broken –

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Posted in construction industry, housing, local government