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The art of gravitas

Catherine Allison was in the library telling us everything we need to know about gravitas - read the event writeup online now.

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A year in books

Take a look back at some of the books that inspired us in 2018 – and what the authors had to say about them.

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  • Approaches to Customer Insight

    Insight specialists Chris Arning and Dr Adam Gill joined us in the YCN Library to share their complementary approaches.

    Posted on Sep 13th 2018
  • Libby Sellers discusses her new book, Women Design

    On 6th September, the highly accoladed curator and author, Libby Sellers, joined us in the YCN Library to talk about her new book, Women Design.

    Posted on Sep 7th 2018
  • Join our team as an Editorial Intern

    We have an immediate opportunity for an Editorial Intern to develop their writing skills and make new connections within a close-knit and supportive team.

    Posted on Aug 28th 2018
  • Two's Company — Talking about strategy

    A lesson in creative strategy and a morning of smart thinking and thought-provoking conversation from Jim Carroll and James Lees.

    Posted on Aug 14th 2018
  • The Coaching Mindset. A one-day workshop led by Liz Whitney on the 21st August

    Ahead of her next workshop for YCN, coach and consultant Liz Whitney explains how asking the right questions can unlock potential, and why coaching is the future of work.

    Posted on Aug 6th 2018
  • Navigating gender and negotiation

    Hownow Consulting's Louise Hedges joined us for an evening session addressing some of the unique challenges faced by women when negotiating at work.

    Posted on Aug 1st 2018
  • New to the YCN Library

    The latest addition to the library is an invaluable guide to the processes and benefits of creative problem solving.

    Posted on Jul 9th 2018
  • Trend report: Style of summer

    Together Design has gathered emerging design themes, recent brand collaborations and a host of visual inspiration to produce its latest trend report.

    Posted on Jul 9th 2018
  • Crafting brand-defining copy

    On 5th July at Shoreditch House Library, we gathered a panel of copywriting specialists to share their insights into creating compelling copy.

    Posted on Jul 5th 2018
  • Sector Briefing — Travel Panel

    We hosted a panel discussion at Shoreditch House exploring innovations and emerging trends in the travel industry, and what brands in other sectors can learn from them.

    Posted on Jun 21st 2018
  • Sam Conniff Allende on his new book, Be More Pirate

    On 14th June we were joined by rulebreaker and author of Be More Pirate, Sam Conniff Allende, to talk us through the ideas in his book, challenge our thinking and answer our questions.

    Posted on Jun 15th 2018
  • Breakfast at Dishoom with Anisah Osman Britton

    Founder of 23 Code Street, Anisah Osman Britton, talked to us about diversity in the workplace and how she is making coding accessible to women.

    Posted on Jun 13th 2018
  • Job openings at YCN

    We're currently recruiting for a Senior Editor and Programme Manager for Mentoring.

    Posted on Jun 4th 2018
  • New to the YCN Library

    Five new additions to the YCN Library, with highlights from lateral thinker Edward de Bono, columnist Tom Hodgkinson and business guru Richard Koch.

    Posted on May 29th 2018
  • Design for Breakfast at Dishoom with Jessica Seaton

    On 23rd May we were joined by members for breakfast at Dishoom with Jessica Seaton of TOAST, to explore connections between creativity, food and place.

    Posted on May 23rd 2018
  • Views on Voice

    As part of our ongoing ZX.YCN programme, we explored the latest opportunities offered by voice-activated devices, as well as the challenges this new technology presents.

    Posted on May 18th 2018

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Find out more about what we offer in this PDF, or by contacting Nick Defty on nd@ycn.org.