To mark the end of the year – as is now traditional on the blog – we asked people across The Futures Company, and former colleagues, to share something they’d found interesting this year. We’ll be

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David Gunn writes: Each year has its personal symbols, the few things that you might recall 5, 10 or 20 years later. For me, 2010 will be probably be remembered as the year i eventually went to

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Joe Ballantyne: Whoops, by John Lanchester For my money, Whoops is far and away the best book I've read about the financial crisis. It’s clear, concise and at times even funny. John Lanchester

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To mark the end of the year - as is now traditional on the blog - we asked people across the company to share something they'd enjoyed this year. We'll be publishing the responses on the blog between

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By Gus Newsam The Elephant Parade has arrived in London. In the last few days around 250 decorated statues have appeared in the middle of the city, many around City Hall, close to our offices. It's

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Andrew Curry, London: Future Savvy, by Adam Gordon Future Savvy was the most stimulating futures book I read this year. I was put off at first; it sets itself up as a book about forecasting, and I

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To see out 2009 on the blog, we asked people from across the company to give us a short review of a movie, book, exhibition, or anything that struck them during the year. Here's what they sent

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Andrew Curry writes: I knew about the Russian Constructivist artist Rodchenko's work as a photographer and a designer, but until I visited the Tate Modern's current exhibition (in London until 17

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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Yates and Denise Hicks write: Stelarc is an Australian artist and post-humanist who believes that the human body is obsolete.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 body as an experimental

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