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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30 June 2018

Fighting the Tide

If I’d paid more attention during physics lessons I reckon I could have worked out how to lay some induction coils over the cables and enjoy free electricity. From my rough calculations, it looks to be Pareto-efficient, but probably only because my grasp of Faraday’s Law is so weak I cannot work out who would lose out from my nocturnal coil burying.

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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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Upcoming Masterclasses...

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 Early Stage Investing.

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Behavioural Insights

5 December 2018

Theories from the field of Behavioural Economics are being used increasingly by governments, regulators and companies to 'nudge' us towards the right decision - in their eyes at least. This session explores the foundations of this emerging field of study.

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