Richard Corbridge's posts

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

I don’t know but…

I don’t know but I will find out! The closest you can come to a verbal hug and the perfect way to show that you, as an expert, can validate a new thinker’s ideas. Those that have seen me present in recent times will have heard me talk (babble on) about the rapid rise of… Read More

What can you catch…

Do you yawn when you see someone else yawn? Do you even get a bit of a feeling of yawning now as you read about it? Ahhh yawn… How can the thought of a yawn be catching? It is one of those suggestive and odd phenomena that I didn’t know the truth of until researching… Read More

Innovation coaching…

Lead innovation. It sounds so simple, but innovation means so many different things to so many people. Not to mention trying to ‘lead’ a creative process, to make something happen that is quite a creative and individual ‘thing’ requires a new kind of working together. My role is now to find ways, as many ways… Read More

#CIO100 The 2019 edition…

Being part of the CIO100 has meant something to me every year that I have taken part, this year I didn’t make the event itself and it looks like it was a roaring success from the photos on social media and the WhatsApp commentary from so many of the CIOs that were there. Being able… Read More

Prescribing art as a black dog beater…

What do we turn to when the black dog pops on to our shoulders?

So many people go to a song, a poem, a book; solace in the repetitive patterns of something comforting, something sad, something happy. Me, I always turned to musical melancholy or a trusted battered American novel, (Nobody’s Fool by Richard Russo or The Hour I First Believed by Wally Lamb or The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach) a story that I know I could open on any page and dive right into the life of someone else for a short period of time, comforting time that takes you away and gives the brain chance to find a new synapse to fire, a new spark that will help me find a different path to go head down. Read More

Don’t be salted about a problem, be marinated!

The digital revolution will not be televised! Its already here and televising a modern revolution simply will not be enough. The revolution will be live streamed in virtual reality for everybody to take part in! Gil Scott Heron will be smiling from on high; to think that the immortal statement of wild abandon and a… Read More

The Long View of a Hero…

The Long View is a Radio Four programme hosted by Jonathan Freedland where he uses stories from the past to increase understanding of current affairs and events. At Rewired tomorrow (25th of March) we are reusing some of the format, bringing heroes of past digital healthcare to the stage to shed a light on the… Read More

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