Innovation and Originality

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Originality is overrated.

It’s common to think that in order to be cutting-edge, to be at the top of your game and foremost in your field, you need to be original. But in reality, this just isn’t true. You can have something completely original and it is just as completely useless. Furthermore, it’s extremely rare to come up with something truly ‘original’. Much of what we do and believe is due to the culture we have grown up in, and we can never completely remove ourselves from our experiences.

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Practical Transparency

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Like authenticity, transparency is one of those terms that is so important and should be highly valued in any organisation– yet it ironically is so difficult to grasp due to its often-esoteric nature and broad interpretation. Everyone ‘wants’ transparency, but it’s not all that easy to achieve, and there isn’t necessarily a clear-cut path to get there. (Not to mention that because it is a buzzword in most companies, it inevitably causes an internal groan and your eyes to glaze over at the phrase). And all of this is before mentioning the ANA media transparency report released last year calling out the unethical practices of media agencies. But do not fear– we are here to redeem transparency, and hopefully provide insight on how to implement it in daily life.

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