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We teach Maths like a dead language

I’ve come across too many people who shudder at the thought of maths. The damage has already been done. To contrast, at my school I had a Maths teacher who was so passionate about Maths, we all got A’s. This thought came from an interview of Conrad Wolfram by Graham Brown-Martin in his most excellent Learning Re{imagined} series.

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wapisasa overview (v2)

After being in business for a 6 months or so, I held a vision day with the team, and out of that day this was created. it aims to support a wapisasa elevator pitch, and enable anyone to talk though the story.

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wapisasa overview (v1)

Back in the early days of wapisasa, (mostly spent in my man-shed) I spent quite a bit of time trying to articulate to myself and others what the concept actually was. This was where I settled…

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wapisasa – one year old

After getting wapisasa off the ground and being in business for a year, I created this graphic to summarise the achievements we made along the way. At that time we were based in Hoxton, East London, which has a very high beard-per-male ratio…

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Use your Loaf

I’ve no idea what I’m trying to say here – I just like the phrase. It’s one my dad would have used…

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Tweet Something Meaningful

A half thought to encourage myself to tweet meaningful stuff, as opposed to negative or political stuff. I don’t always remember…

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The Thinkathon

One of our sweet spots at wapisasa is the Thinkathon. We facilitate a (fairly intensive) thinking session with you (the client) in order to discover the purpose, message and ideas surrounding the things you’re trying to create. A lot of brain juice required – but ultimately very rewarding.

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No silver bullet

I was struck by the fact that when applying for funding as a social business, that funders seem to be looking for a silver bullet. Unfortunately, wapisasa is far from a silver bullet, going deep with just a few. However, if there were more wapisasas…

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Make something awesome

At wapisasa, our Rookies get one day per week to work on their own projects. They are accountable to the rest of the team, and this is their challenge – to make something awesome.

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Education prised open

Recently, I was asked to speak at Coventry University’s Disruptive Media Lab Open week. Another of the speakers was Nishant Shah – a man who’s thoughts-per-minute ratio is off the scale. I only grabbed one though…