I was honoured to be invited to speak alongside Dame Carole Black, Chair of the British Library Board at the recent event celebrating their International Leadership Programme. A summary of my speech is provided below: Thank you so much Dame Carol and the British Library team for giving me this opportunity to address you today.Read more about Speech: British Library International Programme[…]
This is one of a series of re-posts from blogs I wrote between 2006-2012 since the site they’re on is about to be archived. This was originally published for the Collections Trust (http://www.collectionstrust.org.uk). In case I haven’t already made it abundantly clear – I love museums, libraries and archives. I think that investing in professionalRead more about Culture must always be a Commons[…]
OK, let me get this out of the way from the beginning. I am not an Apple fanboy. I own an iPod, but I have never used a Macbook (I don’t trust anything that doesn’t have a DOS prompt). I have tried to avoid writing this post, but for some reason it just won’t go away.
Last month, Steve Jobs died leaving behind him a company whose projects have touched the hearts and changed the lives of millions of people. I never met the guy, and I know nothing about him other than what I have read in the press both before and after his death. And yet, the mythology is of a man who transformed the world of consumer electronics because of at least 4 fundamental qualities: Read more about If Steve Jobs Made a Museum …