The Battle for London: Uber vs. TFL

On the 30th September Uber launched a petition asking TFL to reject proposals to crack-down on the service. This is a fascinating battle-ground; innovative services disrupting the market-place vs. (perceived) risk of Uber monopolising and removing a competitive market-place. Let's look back at the great disruptions of industry that have transformed how we live and what we …

Why Everyone’s Talking about Messaging Platforms

I attended the Festival of Marketing in London last week. This is a fantastic event with a packed schedule, great speakers and real-life stories. These events often call out the current themes. Yes we're still talking about customer first, yes we're still talking about data and yes we're still talking about social engagement. But a …

TedX Brighton 2015: Risk Management Paratrooper Style

Andy Torbet ex-British Services Paratrooper, bomb disposal officer (above and under-water), zoologist, diver, climber, skydiver, caver. Not your normal 9-5 office colleague so how was he going to translate the extreme to the everyday? I've spent a third of my career working in regulated industries. These behemoths of industry have one thing in common, as …

TedX Brighton 2015: Standing in the middle of the room

    On the 30th October 2015 TEDx Brighton took over Brighton Dome to talk about losing control. These are great sessions to challenge you, your thinking and give you that valuable thinking time often lost in day-to-day work life. What I particularly enjoy is the diversity of talks and being surprised that I'm interested in …