Kantar Futures Blog

Month: December 2008

Our Books of the Year: part 3

books

Our Books of the Year: part 3

Rebecca Nash, London Barack Obama’s Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance (1995) is as much about his mother as his father’s life. Obama narrates his mother’s… Read More »

Our Books of the Year: part 2

books

Our Books of the Year: part 2

Peter Rose, Los Angeles The Reach of a Chef: Professional Cooking in the Age of Celebrity is the third in a series of books by author Michael Ruhlman as he… Read More »

Our Books of the Year: part 1

books

Our Books of the Year: part 1

Marjorie Goldstein, New York Parallel Lives, written by Phyllis Rose, was published by Alfred A. Knopf in 1983. I picked up my copy in a second-hand bookstore in Vermont, and… Read More »

Wishing you…

just for fun

Wishing you…

With thanks to Tom Warren for the graphic

The end-of-the-year quiz

just for fun

The end-of-the-year quiz

The Futures Company traditionally has a quiz at its Christmas party. These are the questions for this year – unfortunately without the music round, which we can’t share here for… Read More »

Repairing the material world

communities, culture, economic downturn, places, social responsibility

Repairing the material world

Emily Pitts writes: Demos’s recently launched ‘It’s a material world’ argues for the social value of heritage conservation, at a time when budgets for conservation courses are being slashed and… Read More »

Winning at cycling

innovation, performance, sport

Winning at cycling

Tom Ding writes: At risk of sounding like a Christmas quiz, what do the pictures have in common? Answer: they all relate to the summer success of the British Olympic… Read More »

Understanding consumer attitudes to saving

economic downturn, financial services, global, personal finance, research

Understanding consumer attitudes to saving

Giles Powdrill writes: Since 2004 The Futures Company has worked with Aviva, one of the world’s largest insurance companies, on an annual survey focussed on understanding consumer attitudes to saving… Read More »

Beyond the human

art, culture, technology

Beyond the human

Stacey Yates and Denise Hicks write: Stelarc is an Australian artist and post-humanist who believes that the human body is obsolete. He is acting on his belief, using his own… Read More »