ChangeThinking with SmithMartin

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A Social Business Christmas

Embed from Getty Images Image: Christmas learning from Barcelona Preparing for Christmas we realised that although we have a number of active and complex projects moving ahead into 2017, including more international book…

Making Ideas Work… training at Canada Water Library

  You know that feeling when you have a great idea but the overload of work just weighs you down?¬†Before that happens, don’t let the idea get squashed…. Build Something you Love! On…

DolphinBookBox returns

We have recently re-energised our oldest brand, DolphinBookBox. Some 10 years or so ago this was the delivery mechanism on-line for our community library and book delivery service. What we have found recently…

Having an Idea!

You know that moment when suddenly the most brilliant idea comes into your head? What happens from then can either make the idea come alive or it remains dormant. Two young people who…

The Collected Works

We are really pleased to have been jointly instrumental in creating a new collaborative professional partnership in Collected Works. This new group exercises the creative energy of SmithMartin and WilsonGoodchild. The latter is…

Practical wisdom, now more than ever…

We recently revisited the Gel talk, by Professor Barry Schwartz, of Swarthmore College, from the Gel Conference 2009. This presentation is about the need to embrace, or rather re-embrace, the notion expounded by…

Saying it cannot be done…

I was given a book mark yesterday by one of my colleagues. It carried the following inscription. Those who say it cannot be done… Should not interrupt the person doing it. ¬† (Ancient…

Learning a language…learning lots more too!

We have always liked the Open Culture web site, which is probably the very best of free learning and education media resources on the internet. We are particularly keen to embed translation into…

Social entrepreneur – five cornerstones

  Starting a business, social or otherwise, is a leap of faith. Faith in yourself or your team, faith in your product or service and faith in your audience, customers or community of…

Social change or social stagnation?

This short film, in the masterly RSAnimate series, features the ideas of Renata Salecl, a Slovenian social and legal theoretician. Her key argument is that choice in current society suppresses social change. That…

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