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Glossary: Key memes, counterfactuals, dog whistles, canards, euphemisms, innuendoes, insinuations, fake outrages and obsessions in the Wall Street Journal and other GOP language factories, Sept. 23-26, 2016

angry:  The anguished voice of left-behind white voters, especially men. This is the year of the angry voter, and they will prevail on election day, much to the surprise of the self-satisfied liberal elites who only lok down on them. 375 more words


10 things about social media in the NHS

In a week that saw most people coming to terms with the trauma of Bake Off, it was very much a case of baking as I headed into the 32 degree furnace of a supposedly Autumnal London for the latest NHS Providers get together. 565 more words

Media And Communications

For smart cities, the future is now

Long has civilization imagined and reimagined the city of the future.

In 1900, French artist Jean Marc Cote produced a series of fascinating illustrations envisioning “France in the Year 2000,” a time, in his view, when machines would make daily tasks like cleaning, sewing and farming easier on the masses. 514 more words


The Hardest Thing in the World

One of the key insights of systems thinking is that we (or at least the leaders of our organisations) can shape the reality that we work in to a far greater extent that we are normally conditioned to think possible.  643 more words

Corporate Governance

The reality of digital transformation of government

Since the 2000s people have embraced the digital revolution. From banking online to doing their food shopping, millions of individuals and businesses benefitted from the convenience of digital services. 609 more words


The 'wallflower effect' in crafting smart city partnerships

Having spent the past two years researching the hype curve of smart and resilient city innovation, I’ve learned of the financial obstacles of getting these projects through municipal procurement watchdogs. 929 more words


Why The Private Sector Is Better

Ha! Fooled you. Clickbait, you see. It’s what the private sector is good at: discovering ever more devious ways of diverting you away from what you want to what it wants. 710 more words

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