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Bikes, books and stamps. And a proper welcome.

I do like a brand new year. I don’t make resolutions, but I do tidy up my working habits and...

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Is ‘out loud’ so very different?

I’m all about the words on the page. But sometimes it’s good to do something a bit different. So a...

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Shorter, simpler, better

Why do we write words that we don't use when we speak? Think about these: Prior to Approximately In addition However...

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Two shortlistings in one go

You probably know of Archiboo. Each year they run the Archiboo Web Awards, celebrating everything that architects should be thinking...

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Why are so many of us so reluctant to write?

The reasons sometimes seem endless: it’s difficult to get started, difficult to keep going, and difficult to get finished. Part...

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Do you need another way of writing about yourself?

Bios have been at the forefront of my mind over the last few weeks. And by ‘bios’ I mean those...

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Calling all copywriters…

Are we better at writing about other people than about ourselves? I’ve always been a little wary of the word...

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Why do numbers always come down to words?

I’m a words person, not a numbers person. But I know that in business you can’t ignore the numbers, and...

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8 ways to make your to-do list a thing of beauty and efficiency

1. Write your to-do list before you do anything else. Write down everything you’re hoping to get done. Then draw...

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Top Ten Conversations around Architecture 2018

Last year I wrapped up my year of reading, thinking, writing and breathing architecture with 10 pieces of writing I...

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Bring on the verbs!

When we want to describe ourselves, we usually run straight for an adjective. We latch onto words like interesting, unique,...

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Speaking plainly

What's wrong with the way architects communicate? And how can they get better at it? Listen to me giving Rion...

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