Richard Corbridge's posts

Gratitude & Staying In Touch

My one piece of regulation exercise took me past the ordinary but beautiful picture in the headline of this blog earlier this week, it made my eyes water as I continued to walk on and think of just where are we now. The picture really does ‘say a thousand words’ to me. I thought I… Read More

States of being (Beatless Mix)

What will be; will be, What won’t be will wasp, What will wasp will not be, When we be we really be. What will be; will be, What won’t be will spider, What will spider will not be, When we be we rarely be. What will be; will be, What won’t be will ant, What… Read More

My Own North Star…

The creation of a ‘north star’ or a Very Clear Idea. In 2016 I was taught how to have Very Clear Ideas. How weird is that! Now in 2020 it’s a skill that I return to daily; how to have a clear idea and remain clear on it? At work we call it a ‘North… Read More

A Jesus Turtle’s to do list…

An ex exclaimed; you always love shiny and (k)new, I knew that making new was what I was here to do. Now insisted; I can be yours, your way forward to be new, I knew that to renew forwards had ups, downs, lefts and rights and that was going to be a to-do. The past… Read More

Brand studies…

How do we truly create brand appeal in the generation of AND not OR? In particular how does the appeal of shampoo and soap effectively become a brand with such cool, such kudos that simply seeing it on the high street in sunny (or in fact a very rainy) London inspires me to reach for… Read More

2019 A WIndy Year That Was…

Welcome to my seventh review of the year, a longer read than my normal blog posts, enjoy. Well, that was a whirl wind! A wind with rain in it; a wind with warm sunrise after the storm smells in it; a wind that at times blew directly into my face and a wind that at… Read More

New York I Love You…

Being able to return to the place that is so good they named it twice was a highlight of 2019 for me, New York New York in 2019 you really knew how to deliver! The trip in December was the 8th time I had been to NYC, I’ve been with different people and on my… Read More

Why were we friends then…

My oldest and dearest friend is a cultural rock for me and always has been, and oddly it turns out he didn’t ever (or even) realise until just the other day! Mr. Rockley created taste in so many of his peers in that short sharp shock period of our lives, the coming of age years,… Read More

The everything customer…

Gartner build theories and concepts, they create new words to describe digital trends and ways of working and have become a cultural movement to love or in some circles loathe, but love them or loathe the themes and trends they come up with they do have an impact on what we do as leaders in… Read More

Innovation & Digital Leadership – Same, same but dfferent!

NB – Slightly longer article than normal, with massive inspiration from Michael Jary and his wirtting on this subject. An article written together with the superb Sarah Moorhead. During the first month in my new job, my first role not being a CIO for over a decade, my new boss handed me a slightly terrifying… Read More

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