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Spotify, Excedrin, and Empathy… what we’ve been reading this week at Brand Genetics

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This week at Brand Genetics we’ve been reading about tech-enabled empathy and a few interesting insights regarding both have caught our eye… There has been a lot of discussion and debate over whether technology poses a threat to human relationships and connections – namely whether it’s making us more lonely, less social, and gets in…

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London’s Pride March and the World Cup… what we’ve been reading this week at Brand Genetics

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We’ve been reading about everyday discrimination and a few revealing insights have caught our eye… As anyone currently in England knows, the whole nation has been indulging in an orgy of football related joy as the national team progressed in the World Cup.  Many articles written in the past week were quick to call out that…

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SYSTEM 1 – AND THE 80:20 RULE

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“If you’re riding ahead of the herd, take a look back every now and then, to make sure it’s still there!” We used to love this Will Rogers quote, in the early start-up days at Brand Genetics.  We especially enjoyed using it with Brand Genetics co-founder John Kearon, whose early vision for the company was…

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Food Pioneers – Learning from the Innovators

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As an innovation business, we are always inspired by stories from real innovators – so we were spoiled for choice at yesterday’s Food & Drink Innovation Network event, Food Pioneers. Fraser Doherty talked us through his compelling human story, subtitled “the adventures of Jam Boy”. Initially aged 14, he made 100% fruit jam, using his grandmother’s…

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5 Key Trends from Craft Beer Rising 2018

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Since its inception in 2013, Craft Beer Rising (CBR) has built a solid reputation as the launchpad for exciting new brews and innovations in the brewing industry.  Held in the Old Truman Brewery on Brick Lane in London’s East End, CBR has quickly become the go-to place for new news from the world of Craft…

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Bullshit busting and unconventional thinking

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Nassim Nicholas Taleb poses the question: “You have the choice of 2 different brain surgeons.  One looks and dresses like a butcher, and the other is a suited and booted Harvard professor.  Which one do you choose?”  Most people of course opt for the latter, but Taleb himself wouldn’t.  “If you look like a butcher,…

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Are we spending our money wisely? – A Conversation with Dan Ariely

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“In behavioural economics, there are two important questions; how do you reduce friction, and how do you make good behaviour the ‘easier one’?” explained Dan Ariely, the renowned behavioural economist and Professor of Psychology and Behavioural Economics at Duke University. Ariely defines friction as things that add steps to a process.  A very simple example involves the…

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Trendy Tipples! Review of The Spirit Show 2017

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It’s that time of the year again! Yes, Brand Genetics recently attended the annual Spirit Show.  Strategically timed in early December, the Spirit Show is the platform which tells us what’s up-and-coming in the world of alcohol and spirits.  Never being one to turn down an opportunity for public service, BG felt obliged to investigate…

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Risk Taking & Rule Breaking: Meet Camila Marcondes – the Human Face Behind Brand Genetics LATAM

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You can’t always judge a book by its cover. Camila Marcondes certainly has an easy-going charm and relaxed sociability, as befits a Brazilian brought up in Rio de Janeiro. But behind that lies a highly driven and independent spirit, who loves to challenge herself to break new ground. As a child, Camila’s first ever word…

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The Future of Art and Design

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Talent is about new thinking, not just old wisdom.  So how refreshing it was to see the inspiring work from Bath Spa’s School of Art Graphic Communication graduates at their recent degree show in Shoreditch. Annie Jones presents a campaign for International Women’s Day 2018, which celebrates women (and men) who have overcome gender bias…

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