Introducing “Derby Business Backs Education”

What do the White House, the Eiffel Tower, and One Friar Gate Square all have in common? A: They would all be rubble if it wasn’t for their foundations. Derby is a city on the up, but we must be careful not to build too many stories, too soon, on top of shaky foundations. Our […]

The two types of CV: Hope and Motion

Backwards Hope This is the most common type of CV. It’s what I like to call a “backwards hope” CV: this is because it’s filled with past “achievements” that you hope will get you through the next door. You don’t really know (or possibly even care) where you’re going, you just hope that what you’ve […]

A great business tip from The Mentalist

Get a sofa! Have you been watching the new series of The Mentalist on Channel 5? Did you notice how important a sofa was to Patrick Jane when he was negotiating job terms with the FBI? Well, that’s not just some well-scripted quirk of Patrick’s (well, it is…but it’s also more than that), it’s a […]

Design Think Derby

I’d like to introduce an idea, called Design Think Derby, a project that would get Derby’s school pupils and adult professionals working together to improve their creative confidence and solve issues in the local community. To achieve our goals we would utilise the concept of “human-centred design thinking” pioneered by IDEO and backed-up by Frog […]