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The Innovation Expedition: A Visual Toolkit to Sta&hellip by Gijs van Wulfen
I think this book is most suited for the SME B2C market rather than large B2B enterprises unless you intend to completely overhaul your existing policies and procedures around innovation using the FORTH model laid out inside. The book is inspiring and contains some detailed step by step guidance for the process of innovation and some general guidance on such things as brainstorming sessions. Comparing innovation to historical expeditions such as those of Columbus and NASA's Apollo missions the FORTH model gives a surprisingly well thought out and theoretically grounded way of looking at the process.

My only gripe I have is the repetitive nature of some of the early segments of… Read more
We found these lights a very easy way to make our party venue a little more interesting and complimented our table decorations well. You should see these as disposable decorations - by the end of the party most of the lights had disappeared (into people's bags/pockets) which saved us having to worry about collecting them up and showed how popular they had been - and also I am not sure how long the batteries inside will last.

One curious thing about the ones we got was that the 'flame' effect was blue rather than orange/yellow. Also two of the lights out of the 48 did not work so the producer's quality control is a little lax - however for the price we weren't that upset. I think… Read more
Solo: A James Bond Novel by William Boyd
Solo: A James Bond Novel by William Boyd
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
William Boyd’s ‘Solo’ depicts Bond as envisioned by Ian Fleming and is therefore set in the late 1960’s with everyone’s favourite spy a veteran of WWII. Boyd does an excellent job of capturing the spirit and the style of Fleming’s work and is as close to the ‘real thing’ as I have read.

Bond as usual falls for the charms of more than one woman in the story – one a English cougar film star and the other a young lithe African spy. Both are creations of fantasy akin to those that came before them.

Bond is as easily fallible as previous incarnations, is prone to outrageous violence with a smidge of guilt attached and in this story of vengeance becomes embroiled in the fate… Read more