Chadwicks Insight

Sharing things we have found interesting, surprising or that simply make life better

As a learning organisation we are keen to share our knowledge - and anything else that we've enjoyed.

Stories about people and things that we enjoyed...

23 November 2017

Vanessa Pooley

Leonardo da Vinci, Pablo Picasso, and Andy Warhol are a few of the artists said to have had dyslexia. Vanessa Pooley, the Norwich-based sculptor, feels it can be alienating...

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22 October 2017

To err is human...to purr is feline

John's love affair with Jaguars started when he worked there as an apprentice - he now has one of their most elegant models

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22 October 2017

Being Bold

The North Norfolk coast is inspiring in many ways, not least to Tracey Ross, a local artist who is dedicated to catching its essence, colour and vast skies in her best-known work.

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Insight. the ability to perceive clearly or deeply the inner nature of things.

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3 April 2018

Too Much Information

Where would we be without Google? If I have a question I can get the answer in a few milliseconds. In fact, I can get lots of answers – if I ask Google how long it takes Google to answer a question it comes back with 392,000,000 results in 0.53 seconds.

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30 January 2018

Tulips from Amsterdam...

2017 was the year Bitcoin became the investment opportunity of the century or the latest incarnation of tulip mania (depending, I suspect, on whether you had the foresight to buy some or not). As I didn’t buy any, naturally I sit firmly on tulip mania side of the fence, waiting like a tricoteuse for the blade to fall.

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1 October 2017

Keeping to the Straight and Narrow

A good starting point for innovation is to look at what you already have and how this can be used differently. This Resource Based View suggests that if you have resources that are both useful and unusual, and you build processes to combine these you will end up with goods or services that are better than the competition.

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30 June 2017

Detonation Sequence

What they actually sent were two fire engines, an ambulance, any number of police cars and a mobile incident control vehicle. Within fifteen minutes, half the village was evacuated to the pub where the landlord set up a soup kitchen. At this point no-one had seen the bombs.

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Upcoming Masterclasses...

New Generation Investing - An income for life

19 September 2018

Investing against a background of persistently low interest rates presents new challenges for people looking for long-term income. We start this session by reviewing investment theory to get a core understanding of how markets operate.

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Intergenerational Investing

17 October 2018

Investing for the benefit of future generations warrants a different approach. We look at the opportunities that present themselves when the investment time horizon is extended.

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Patient Capital Investing

14 November 2018

Is investing in small, fast growing businesses a fast-track to untold riches or simply gambling by another name? This session uncovers the reality of Angel Investing.

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