As the UK embarks on the complicated process of negotiating itself out of the EU, I found myself reflecting about the parallels with innovation.
Many R&D managers will recognise the feeling of being asked to achieve a complex multifaceted project with an apparently impossible timescale and distracting internal politics, while being under-resourced and under huge pressure to “just get on with it”. Continue reading Brexit as Innovation
Given the recent political turmoil, with Brexit, terrorist outrages and leadership elections all over the place, it’s easy to feel unsettled. This sense of unease can have knock-on consequences on our ability to be creative and come up with new ideas, even in the nominally separate world of R&D. Continue reading Creativity in times of uncertainty
The vote to leave the EU is disappointing, but it’s the clear democratic voice of the UK, so we’ll have to do it. The next few years are going to be a time of huge turmoil, and there will be major changes.
However it’s clear that for many, the vote is a cry of pain, rather than something that has been carefully thought through. This means we need to look at how to ensure that Brexit is done in a way that addresses the root causes of the distress, rather than making it worse.
I believe that those of us that care about peace, justice and a healthy environment should urgently articulate an inspiring progressive vision for an independent Britain. Continue reading Building a better Britain