Take me to Odessa

Stories matter: we all know that. Story telling is as important to human beings as air and water. When it comes to group facilitation though, the best kinds of stories – stories that can lift a group out of its quotidian concerns and self limiting beliefs – often emerge at the margins. And no matter how smart the workshop design, the best moments are unpredictable.READ MORE

Out of box, out of office

People talk a lot in the business world about ‘getting out of the box’ to solve problems creatively or see things from a different perspective. There are big advantages in getting out of the box, especially if it leads to new ways of doing business. But what does ‘out of the box’ really mean to the decision makers who use the term and initiate ways to make it happen?READ MORE

Ways of seeing

What’s older – using words or reading pictures? It’s the latter, of course, as advertisers well know. Our visual circuitry is old, really old. Neuroscience has now filled in the gaps that Madmen have intuitively exploited. READ MORE

Neuro-hype

Pakistani artist Nusheen Saeed has created artworks depicting women as luggage. The cowered foetal forms Saeed renders as sculpture exude a disturbing eloquence. READ MORE

Le Corbusier in Ahmedabad

Originally built in 1931 to commemorate the 70,000 Indian soldiers who lost their lives fighting for the British Army during World War I, India Gate in New Delhi soon came to symbolise the soaring hopes of the newly independent Indian nation after 1947. READ MORE

Wei Out

Ai Weiwei is a contemporary installation artist, sculptor, and designer of the beehive stadium for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. READ MORE