Watch “Architectures of Trust” with Adeola Enigbokan

Adeola Enigbokan discusses Architectures of Trust to helps us understand how trust can be established, and what happens when it cannot and trust breaks down

Innovation Inspiration

Lateral thinking and Innovation

Learning to explore Lateral Thinking is, almost by definition, counterintuitive. Fortunately, de Bono developed some practical techniques for developing this overlooked capability […]


Watch Philip Zimbardo prescribe a healthy take on time at TED

Psychologist Philip Zimbardo says happiness and success are rooted in a trait most of us disregard: the way we orient toward the past, present and future. He suggests we calibrate our outlook on time as a first step to improving our lives […]

Consumer Behavior Trend Watching

Watch Barry Schwartz’s “The Paradox of Choice” talk at TED

Psychologist Barry Schwartz takes aim at a central tenet of western societies: freedom of choice. In Schwartz’s estimation, choice has made us not freer but more paralyzed, not happier but more dissatisfied […]

Design Innovation Inspiration

Watch Tim Brown’s “Innovation Through Design Thinking” talk at MIT Sloan School of Management

Not so long ago, Tim Brown recounts, designers belonged to a “priesthood.” Given an assignment, a designer would disappear into a back room, “bring the result out under a black sheet and present it to the client.” Brown and his colleagues at IDEO, the company that brought us the first Apple Macintosh mouse, couldn’t have traveled farther from this notion […]

China Trend Watching

Living in China: 50% of new expats leave China early

Almost half of new expatriates leave China early because they have difficulty adjusting to the lifestyle, a consultancy firm said. China Transition Institute (CTI) president David Israel-Rosen said most foreigners are unprepared for what life will be like when they arrive in China. “It is moving from the West to the East,” he said. “It is not like moving from Chicago to Denver: if you look at the literature, between 30 percent and 50 percent of expats go home early. The failure rates are astonishing.” […]