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6 Apr 2018

Why the demand for ‘quick-turnaround insights’ devalues great Planning and what we can do about it.

26 Aug 2016

It’s easy to agree with people when you feel the same way. But it’s useful to understand why you feel that way. So I try and disagree with myself and others all the time. At work it gets me to better ideas and strategies that are easier to defend (if they need defendin...

22 Jun 2015

Last week, I heard Jon Steel lambast the current state of planning. His main bone of contention was that it is no longer a research based discipline. Although my admiration for him is boundless, I felt it was a little harsh. Since his heyday, the world, let alone the a...

18 Jun 2015

An evening of talks, tools, interactive exercises and discussion to demystify qualitative research. A brief but incredibly useful, interactive session to get the most out focus groups and qual research.

27 Jun 2013

Planners get the research they deserve.

1/ Culture – over used these days. But what we are so used to doing we don’t notice is worthy of study. Nudge nudge. I shouldn’t have to explain it to you. The giveaway is the phrase ‘you know’. We all collude where culture is con...

25 Jun 2013

This time we were interested in interrogating the working relationship between Planners and researchers, from formal briefings, to going-in hypotheses to the impact of behavioural economic theories on the quality of what is produced.  The underlying theme was that thin...

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