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Breakfast at New Horizon’s

Breakfast at New Horizon’s

New Horizon Youth Centre Before you accuse me of losing my place-making marbles there is a poignant link. One of the many themes running through Truman Capote’s novel and the eponymous film is primarily the main characters’ need for security and safety. Another one is...
People and Place in action

People and Place in action

On Saturday I participated in an event, which for me personally reinforced my long-held view, regarding the strong connection/correlation between people and place. How the power of place brings people together of all viewpoints and beliefs to discuss and debate. This...
Location, location, location – a fresh perspective?

Location, location, location – a fresh perspective?

Location, Location, Location – A Fresh Perspective? Recently I revisited the MIPIM conference after a lengthy absence. It is the European if not global showcase for real estate projects and played host to over 20,000 people with the lovely Cannes in the south of...
People, Place and Productivity – fresh perspectives?

People, Place and Productivity – fresh perspectives?

It all depends on how one looks at the situation is a question I constantly ask myself. As another year draws to a close and we weather the storms of uncertainty and volatility the workplace agenda has been a real eye-opener. It reinforced my view that apart from the...
Letter to the edge #3 – the wood from the trees

Letter to the edge #3 – the wood from the trees

Reflecting on the insights gleaned from my participation in the recent Smart Working Summit reminded me of the great session we had together in Melbourne last June. Although separated by 10,000+ miles its remarkable how many similarities exists when it comes to...
Building Bridges – Dismantling Silos – What do Millenias Want?

Building Bridges – Dismantling Silos – What do Millenias Want?

Guest Blogpost by Ashley Muller As a representative of the millennial generation, alarm bells started to go off in my head when these above words were being tossed around. What does all this have to do with anything? It seemed way over my head. It may have had to do...