A Hundred Pictures from a Thousand Words

So there are not quite 100 pictures here … but it is interesting! This is a “datapainting” of the ServantofChaos blog broken down into tags and then visualised courtesy of Flickr. It was generated by the Anoptique engine called the FlickrMixr. Not only can this engine generate a picture grid based on your XML/RSS feed, you can also download...

Customers Don’t Innovate

When looking for inspiration or for innovation, many marketers turn to focus groups. This is “tried and true”, makes us feel like we are gaining insight and a valuable understanding of consumer behaviour. And while, yes, it may yield some insight, it won’t necessarily lead to breakthrough innovation. Focus groups reiterate old stories. The...

Podcast for Free?

Now this is cool … if you have ever wanted to try your hand at podcasting, or if you know what it takes and can’t be bothered with the hassle OR if you just like to try out new stuff online, well this site may be one to add to your list. The Gcast team are currently supporting Bono’s ONE Campaign and you can hear episode 2 online now. So, this...

Stories Pull You Home

We can’t underestimate the emotional strength of a good story. They can not only help us understand our place in the world, they can also help us realise that we are not alone in our world. Through the simple act of sharing a story we can reach out to others, and in turn, be reached by those who have an affinity with our story. A great example of this is...

The Unrestrained Idea

This blog began as a personal challenge. I wanted to see whether I could summon the energy and enforce enough discipline upon myself to write every day for 3 years — or 999 days. At first I didn’t mind what I wrote — sometimes poetry, other times commentary and even simple links through to other sites. But a funny thing happened. The blog...