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Postcard from the edge #3 – Auckland

Postcard from the edge #3 – Auckland

                  Arrived into Auckland airport still jet lagged and it didn’t feel like I had ‘hopped over the ditch’ Little did I know that this fleeting visit to the city of sails would turn out to be very interesting...
Postcard from the Edge #2 – Sydney

Postcard from the Edge #2 – Sydney

Sydney is a remarkable city even in the depths of the Australian winter. I was there to take part in a CoreNet symposium, hosted by Cushman Wakefield, on trends in flexible working. The brief was to update the audience about what’s going on in London. Looking back, it...
The Peter Pan Phenomenon:  Being Unemployed in the 21st Century

The Peter Pan Phenomenon: Being Unemployed in the 21st Century

Guest Blog by Colm Devereux My age group has often been referred to as the “Peter Pan” generation, ostensibly because we cannot (or are unable to) grow up. I think that’s an unfair rap, the term coming as it does from older generations who have no experience of the...
Bus lanes and herd instinct

Bus lanes and herd instinct

Why don’t we use spaces and places differently? I often ponder on this whilst driving to work and waiting in line to get through a set of traffic lights. The photograph attached sets the scene – car and van drivers dutifully get in line and wait our turn. It’s just so...
Living the iDEA

Living the iDEA

Nestling in the shadows of the Shropshire foothills lies the stronghold of a most remarkable creative organisation – working and living in a really smart space. During my summer ramblings I had the opportunity to visit the home of iDEA and to sample their smart way of...
Brussels – breaking the rules

Brussels – breaking the rules

Yesterday, like a lot of others, I took the train into central London. However it was just the start of my journey as I was off to Brussels by Eurostar.  As we sped through the Kent countryside I wondered what my visit to the Belgian Social Security Services HQ (FPS)...