Will Robots Do Our Work?

I contributed an article to the new edition of THink Magazine, a journal produced by the HEAD Foundation, that looks at long-running trends in the mix and availability of work, and the technological waves that drove the shifts in those trends in looking to see what might lie ahead. Please have a look, and ping me […]

Will Corbyn Go Gentle into that Good Night?

Nearly a month into the 24-month window for Article 50 negotiations, and before the negotiators have even had the chance to sit down together for the first time, the Tories have announced snap elections. As I noted yesterday, the Tories have repeatedly stated that there would not be early elections. With 17 months to negotiate an agreement […]

Bringing it all together

I started a project a handful of years ago (the Wicked Problems Collaborative) that felt like a big departure from the writing I had been doing up to that point, so I created a separate site to house the effort. That work has become central to my writing and my work generally as over time […]

Keep Calm and Brexit On? – Part 2: Should They Stay or Should They Go?

The second installment of my book on the Brexit mess is out! This one looks at key forces that played into the EU referendum vote — matters like austerity in the form of cuts to the UK’s education system and its National Health Service, as well as concerns over immigration (among others). It also has […]

Merkel Rejects Parallel Talks

In their letter to the EU, the UK requested parallel discussions: one for the “divorce bill,” and another for the go forward agreement. Per Sky News, Angela Merkel has already shut down that bit of wishful thinking. With that, the 18-month window to negotiate a new deal with the EU (that’s already likely down to […]

Down the Brexit Hole

They did it. Theresa May sent her emissary to Brussels today to officially deliver the divorce papers. They now have two years to negotiate the tab for existing commitments, as well as a go forward deal. The last six months will be needed for the EU and UK governments to debate and approve any deal […]