What I Now Know About Lighting Fires

The Fire Starter Festival 2017 drew to a close last month after 35 events which attracted around 1500 participants. Over the coming months we’ll reflect on the evaluations, and have many conversations about what went well, what could have been better, what…

Dangerous Ideas and Starting fires…

‘Days of Danger’ have come to Scottish Government! I’m sure every day, is a day of danger for someone in Government but these particular days were created to stimulate and identify ideas that could challenge our thinking and orthodoxies of…

Play: a serious role in organisational transformation?

The role of creativity has long been established as pivotal to individual, organisational and business development. Scotland’s national learning creativity plan highlights that creativity is needed to see things differently, find new approaches to the challenges we all face, and…

Getting involved in the ‘U Lab’ – massive online global course on transforming self, society and business

Following promotion by the Scottish Government and others from across Scotland who tried - and liked - their experience of a 'U Lab' earlier this year, many hundreds of people from Scotland have signed up to participate in the next…

Beginnings of a book group: first session on Frederic Laloux’ Reinventing Organisations

Last Thursday, nine of us – a mix of folk from across the third, private and public service sector - met to talk about Frederic Laloux’s book Reinventing Organisations (see http://www.reinventingorganisations.org). This was the next in a few ‘ideas’ events we’ve…