Author: Ben Malbon

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How the CIA define problems & plan solutions: The Phoenix Checklist

In a recent BBH Labs post (Wind Tunnel Marketing, The Sequel: On the Need for Divergent Insight) that talked about the need for divergent thinking and stimulus in approaching problem solving (& creative ideation), Chaz Wigley, the Chairman of BBH in Asia Pacific, mentioned how the CIA‘s (I’ve always wanted to link to the CIA) Problem Definition Checklist provoked precisely this...

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We know Chrome is fast, but is Opera faster than a potato?

We enjoyed the new spoof of BBH New York’s / Google Creative Labs ‘Speed Tests’ films for Google Chrome. We particularly like the casting of two ‘Scandinavian’ looking gents as the main protagonists; perhaps a gentle reference to our own ECDs on the project, Calle and Pelle Sjoenell. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zaT7thTxyq8[/youtube] Here’s the original, in case you missed it. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCgQDjiotG0[/youtube] And here’s our...

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On The Art of Persuasion – BBH’s Sir John Hegarty at Google Zeitgeist Europe 2010

Three undisputed masters in their field discuss how the art of ‘selling’ is evolving. Sir John Hegarty (Worldwide Creative Director, Bartle Bogle Hegarty) Alan Edwards (CEO, The Outside Organisation) Lord Philip Gould (Vice-Chairman, Freud Communications) [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPW_bqjBA08[/youtube] Moderated by: Matthew d’Ancona (Political Columnist, Sunday Telegraph & Evening Standard)

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Violently elemental. Yet beautiful. Time-lapse of Eyjafjallajökull erupting, May 2010

During the eruption of the volcano that no one can pronounce (or barely even spell) Sean Stiegemeier took his Canon 5D Mark II out and produced this rather ace short film, set to music sung by Jónsi (lead singer of Icelandic band Sigur Rós). We like the ethereal music mashed up with something that is, essentially, destructive. Violently elemental. Yet beautiful....

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An idealist who wants a realist form of government: the UK election candidate offering digital democracy

Author: Kirsty Saddler, Planning Director, BBH New York (@keava) BBH is strictly non-partisan and typically avoids politics, but is intrigued by an independent candidate standing for Hackney South and Shoreditch this election who has taken mainstream digital behavior and applied it to politics, so offering a new model for voters. Denny de la Haye is no career politician and has...