The end of the supermarket trolley? The future of food retail in the UK

This week, Waitrose’s annual Food and Drink Report (which includes all supermarkets) made headlines when…

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Automation: looking past the myths and misconceptions

All of a sudden, the robots are everywhere. In supermarkets, at stations and airports and…

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The NFL kneels before Trump

Back in January 2016, our annual look at the year ahead identified polarisation as one…

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Too polarised for progress on gun control?

As calm eventually descended in Las Vegas after the massacre during a concert on Sunday…

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The future of personal data after Brexit

The issue of data privacy has made something of a comeback in the last few…

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Political Decision-Making in Business

Writing for the New York Times in February 2000, Donald Trump poured cold water on…

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The Decline of the Degree – Is it worth it?

Much has been written about the decline of the degree in recent years, but how…

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Fantasy Football, Gamification & Proxies for Competence

In an inflammatory article published this week titled “Do your fellow Brits a favour. Stop…

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The future of the Jumbo Meal Deal: Fast Food & Polarisation

Last week, Cambridge University’s Centre for Diet and Research (CEDAR), released a new interactive data…

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Waking up to a new political dawn

It is obvious that we live in extraordinary political times in the UK. On the…

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Employment, Technology and Lifelong Learning – the New Normal?

Having recently discussed different aspects of leisure, (such as what happens when leisure activities become…

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Do changing attitudes herald a new era?

There has been a change in the country’s attitude to taxation, spending and welfare recipients,…

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Healthy Choices and the Assault on Pleasure

Generally, the things that we enjoy are bad for us. Booze, cigarettes, caffeine, sugar and…

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Climate Change and Cappuccinos: Global issues and the things that matter

Talking about the weather is Britain’s favourite social prop, with research in 2010 showing that…

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The Great Get Together – a celebration of national unity

This coming weekend sees the Great Get Together organised by the Jo Cox Foundation –…

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Polarisation on polling day

I am writing this post on June 8th, General Election polling day in the UK….

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Let’s talk about debt, maybe

The last two UK General Elections have been all about the economy. In 2010, after…

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A Conflict of Self-Interest

This month’s Trajectory Trends Breakfast turned its gaze on intergenerational conflict – a term used…

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If opinion polls keep getting it so wrong, why are we still obsessed with quoting them?

No one could have missed that there’s a General Election next month. It’s blanket coverage…

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The Experience Economy cycle: You kind of had to be there…

…Or did you? You may or may not have noticed that us Trajectory folk have…

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