Dinosaur economics, wave physics & saucepans: the cognition of employment

Next week I’m delighted to be talking at Huckletree, London to the members of KindredHQ – a collective of freelancers, contractors and self-employed people who, like me, don’t have a traditional “job”. We are the self-employed. But how can you give yourself a job? Jobs don’t work like that, do they? You get one, you don’t invent one. But we …

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“For the rain it raineth every day” – Shakespeare vs. cognitive bias & linguistics

The 450th anniversary of Shakespeare has the whole English speaking world jumping with excitement. Of course it does, he’s the greatest playwright that ever lived, right? How do you know? It’s not just a critical opinion, based on evidence, it’s also an assumption. Assumptions are the name we give to cognitive bias behaviours, and in when it comes to the …

Is childhood play just one big copyright breach? Creation, cognition and your brain.

It should be simple to understand. If you want to do anything with a character from a comic book (like write your own story, make a tee shirt, produce artwork etc.) you have to get a license and respect copyright. If you can’t get a license, don’t breach copyright. But it’s not that simple is it? Why? Because the journey …