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The Magic of Innovation

One of Arthur C. Clarke’s most famous sayings is his Third Law, which states that: “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic”. I suspect that most of us have experienced a feeling of magic using a piece of technology. I...

5 lessons on how to hack in big organizations

In our first post in this series we talked about how to define hacking, in the second we explored the impact it’s having on the world of research. In the third and final post, prior to Stripe Partners hosting a session on hacking at MRS 2014, we relay the lessons...

Why hedgehogs shouldn’t hack

 The first of three articles discussing the proliferation of hacking culture and its implications for large organisations Hack this, hack that  ‘Hacking’ is a difficult term to pin down. From a means of illegally accessing voicemails, to shorthand for...

The Fool on the Hill

The Fool On The Hill ‘Day after day, alone on the hill The man with the foolish grin is keeping perfectly still But nobody wants to know him They can see that he’s just a fool And he never gives an answer But the fool on the hill Sees the sun going down And the...

Learning to Live with Alexa

Robots are coming to live amongst us. Some of the best selling books of 2015 have been about the impending arrival of robots. Martin Ford’s Rise of the Robots – a rather downbeat assessment of their likely impact – won the FT/McKinsey Business Book of the Year award....