I write a newsletter for people who are interested in creativity, sustainability, and building better organisations. My audience includes CEOs, founders and strategists from the world of sustainability, branding, and business.

It arrives once a week, on a Monday morning, and includes an original article plus some links to the most interesting, off-the-beaten-track things I’ve found from around the web.

Newsletter archive

If you’d like to dip into past newsletters, you can view all of them here:

  1. #079 – 13 November 2023
    That’s why humbugs go to Iceland
  2. #078 – 23 October 2023
    Beware of geeks’ daring grifts
  3. #077 – 16 October 2023
    Selling peaches
  4. #076 – 9 October 2023
    Rebooting Roblog
  5. #075 – 31 July 2023
    Explaining constraining without complaining
  6. #074 – 10 July 2023
    When do you know enough?
  7. #073 – 26 June 2023
    What’s Cynefin all about?
  8. #072 – 19 June 2023
    Why are arguments useful?
  9. #071 – 5 June 2023
    Why are narratives so important?
  10. #070 – 29 May 2023
    What is sense-making?
  11. #069 – 22 May 2023
    Making sense of making sense
  12. #068 – 1 May 2023
    When is it scarier not to be disrupted?
  13. #067 – 24 April 2023
    What can we learn about AI from coal mines?
  14. #066 – 17 April 2023
    When is literacy a bad thing?
  15. #065 – 10 April 2023
    Why do dictators make bad decisions?
  16. #064 – 27 March 2023
    Can you plan for innovation?
  17. #063 – 20 February 2023
    Why do people buy into snake oil?
  18. #062 – 13 February 2023
    Why should we meet in Grand Central station?
  19. #061 – 2 January 2023
    2022 in review
  20. #060 – 28 November 2022
    When does complexity stop innovation?
  21. #059 – 7 November 2022
    How do you change a company culture?
  22. #058 – 17 October 2022
    What gets measured?
  23. #057 – 10 October 2022
    The democratisation of AI
  24. #056 – 3 October 2022
    Lessons of Kwasi Kwarteng
  25. #055 – 26 September 2022
    The king of all irrationality
  26. #054 – 5 September 2022
    Monday links
  27. #053 – 29 August 2022
    Can we make our own luck?
  28. #052 – 15 August 2022
    Are we too efficient?
  29. #051 – 25 July 2022
    Why is it so hard to keep things simple?
  30. #050 – 18 July 2022
    Why is there so much fraud?
  31. #049 – 4 July 2022
    Why do revolutions so often fail?
  32. #048 – 27 June 2022
    How do you focus further?
  33. #047 – 11 April 2022
    How do companies drift into failure?
  34. #046 – 4 April 2022
    Why can’t brands escape their owners?
  35. #045 – 21 March 2022
    How should brands change?
  36. #044 – 28 February 2022
    How do you focus on the future?
  37. #043 – 21 February 2022
    How do you bridge the information gap?
  38. #042 – 14 February 2022
    Why do our best intentions often fail?
  39. #041 – 7 February 2022
    Monday links
  40. #040 – 31 January 2022
    How much of speed is rhythm?
  41. #039 – 24 January 2022
    How do our beliefs fit together?
  42. #038 – 17 January 2022
    How can cities be more like forests?
  43. #037 – 10 January 2022
    Whose job is innovation?
  44. #036 – 3 January 2022
    What would Boris Yeltsin do?
  45. #035 – 27 December 2021
    The best of 2021
  46. #034 – 20 December 2021
    How are businesses like shamrocks?
  47. #033 – 13 December 2021
    Why can’t we document everything?
  48. #032 – 6 December 2021
    How do you own your externalities?
  49. #031 – 29 November 2021
    Why change things you don’t understand?
  50. #030 – 22 November 2021
    What’s the cure for cost disease?
  51. #029 – 15 November 2021
    Can the easy thing be the right thing?
  52. #028 – 8 November 2021
    What are the three phases of innovation?
  53. #027 – 1 November 2021
    Why do scam products succeed?
  54. #026 – 25 October 2021
    Are we thinking about offices too much?
  55. #025 – 18 October 2021
    What do we mean by “human error”?
  56. #024 – 4 October 2021
    Do we judge people too readily?
  57. #023 – 27 September 2021
    Why hasn’t ESG investing worked yet?
  58. #022 – 20 September 2021
    What will decentralised brands look like?
  59. #021 – 13 September 2021
    Is creativity commoditised?
  60. #020 – 23 August 2021
    What books should strategists read?
  61. #019 – 16 August 2021
    How do we build competence, rather than literacy?
  62. #018 – 9 August 2021
    Where are the improvement alliances?
  63. #017 – 2 August 2021
    Who do we choose to celebrate?
  64. #016 – 26 July 2021
    What comes after brand purpose?
  65. #015 – 19 July 2021
    Does strategy need thickening?
  66. #014 – 5 July 2021
    How do we improve how we improve?
  67. #013 – 7 June 2021
    Why do people pretend to be ethical?
  68. #012 – 24 May 2021
    How do you get good when you know you’re bad?
  69. #011 – 17 May 2021
    Why do strong cultures make for few arguments?
  70. #010 – 10 May 2021
    The simplicity cycle
  71. #009 – 3 May 2021
    The banker-scientist who helped win World War II
  72. #008 – 26 April 2021
    Why leaders often know nothing
  73. #007 – 19 April 2021
    Trusting our intution
  74. #006 – 5 April 2021
    Creative communities
  75. #005 – 8 March 2021
    Can startup studios work?
  76. #004 – 1 March 2021
    To guilt or not to guilt?
  77. #003 – 22 February 2021
    Can artificial intelligence help with creativity?
  78. #002 – 15 February 2021
    Can consumers help fix climate change?
  79. #001 – 8 February 2021
    What makes for creative organisations?