Innovation & Excellence – McMasters report and shifting DCMS thinking (maybe)

The Guardian calls it bold and brilliant and I agree. Well done to him and to Mr Purnell. All credit to them.

It should be obvious I suppose but with years and years of number crunching and head counting it is hard to believe that this kind of approach is being embraced. He is not the first to champion the culture of risk, the value of failure, the trust needed in the artist/entrepreneur.

I love it because it supports the way I like to work and recognises the value of judgement and experience, which so often is intuitive, evasive and difficult to quantify.