Westcountry Christmas

It's that time again when we all get under our belts another end of year celebration for the Hive Group. This year saw us find an old mansion down on the M5 and take it over for a couple of nights. We managed to get all rural with a stocked bar, ...

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Summarizing old skool genius

Book Summary : Ries, Al and Trout, Jack: Positioning: The Battle for Your Mind, McGraw-Hill It pains me to say that I’ve been insisting people I manage always read this book. It’s usually number 3 when I am putting together ...

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This is your Capt. speaking

I have had a busiest month ever for air travel since I started in healthcare. With the exception for two-month travel marathon during the 90s.(called Snickers now) with a Dutch client who liked having me along to foot the bill for his lifestyle via his agency budget. Passpartout mit PO. ...

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JR is Dead

The death of Larry Hagman last week led me to make some slightly bizarre connections. I am travelling on a plane to Orlando today to finalise some patient experience work. These sessions often finish with the attendees thanking us for ...

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Five from Hive

Today sees the launch of our ‘Five from Hive’ series of podcasts. Historically we haven’t done much on the self-promotion front, indeed we were questioning the best way forward – a standard print ad, or something ...

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Ways of Seeing – John Berger

This month’s review comes to us from Emma Broom who interned with us earlier this year. It’s about a classic text on the anthropology of art, a tiny paperback seminal to institutions the world over, ...

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Elastic banned

I’ve been updating and rewriting parts of our group business plan in the last few weeks, whilst spending 7 days in 7 cities building up a network of moderators for an on-going service offer for Hive. For some reason writing perched on ...

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24 Hour Game Jam

On Friday Telmo, Al, Martin and I went down to the Dana Centre to take part in the Explay Game Jam. Open to teams and individuals, the Games Jam was led by expert bio-medical scientists from ...

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In vogue for Autumn: ‘Gamification’

Just like every industry, healthcare experiences trends and fashions. They ebb and flow just like in the ‘real-world’ until they reach a tipping point when they gradually become less cool. In the meantime, these trends will ...

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Hand it over proud

What a delight to work somewhere where the tiniest opportunity to take the mickey is seized with both hands. Here Adam, clearly massively inspired by my prowess on two wheels, discusses the importance of 'hand it over proud'. HIOP is one of our guiding principles here, a tenant of ...

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Granta 120: Medicine

The subject of the current issue of Granta is medicine. Alongside stories and poems on a medical theme, are non-fiction accounts of multiple sclerosis, heart attacks, X-rays and mental illness. The pieces are sad, inspiring and, in at least ...

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50 Shades of Service Design

For my sins I wrote a small book (Ian calls it a leaflet whilst I am convinced I have started my road to Tolstoy) that is in the midst of being published. It is not really a beach holiday read, ...

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