It has been an intense summer of work which has rather denuded my blog posts. I have just returned from speaking at the launch of the Bauman Institute on the subject of consumerism and sustainability which was a great event and a rare opportunity to get away from the internet and phone and do some thinking. Although I must admit the main attraction was the man himself and true to form he was inspirational in his closing speech. My own paper is winging its way through the ether to the Institute as a draft so hopefully it will appear sometime soon with all the typos and misquotations removed.
If you are interested I have published a short article on ‘Making modern research’ which perhaps is the first use of Monty Python to introduce the concept of ethnographic research in service design and innovation. It is a preview of one of the themes in a speech I am giving at the International Institue of Business Analysts conference which is happening here.
And like London buses my third conference of the Autumn season is at SIBOS in Amsterdam – talking about the future of money from an anthropological standpoint.
All this while still trying to make the next financial revolution a reality and getting a report funded, written and published on the future of alternative finance.