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Newspapers and magazines were my first love in journalism. I've held roles as reporter, feature writer and section editor at The Guardian, European correspondent for Fast Company and special projects editor for Management Today. Now I freelance for The GuardianFinancial TimesMonocleManagement Today. My features have also been published by The Daily TelegraphLA TimesGoogle Think, Weapons of Reason, Times Higher Education, easyJet Traveller, UK Press Gazette, Professional Manager and Gulf Life. And I've been the launch editor of two magazines, The Northern Correspondent and Stand & Deliver

Fighting the fatbergs: how cities are waging war on clogged sewers  Fatbergs are the scourge of cities all over the world, and can grow to the length of a Boeing 747. Ian Wylie braves a London sewer to witness this filthy threat for himself – and uncovers some new ideas for defeating them.   The Guardian     

Fighting the fatbergs: how cities are waging war on clogged sewers
Fatbergs are the scourge of cities all over the world, and can grow to the length of a Boeing 747. Ian Wylie braves a London sewer to witness this filthy threat for himself – and uncovers some new ideas for defeating them.
The Guardian

 

‘Design thinking’: Does it live up to the hype?  ‘Human-centred’ approach is increasingly becoming a part of EMBA programmes.   Financial Times

‘Design thinking’: Does it live up to the hype?
‘Human-centred’ approach is increasingly becoming a part of EMBA programmes.
Financial Times

Europe lifts off  Ever since Nasa rocketed Neil Armstrong to the moon in 1969, European space agencies have envied US spending power. But as space missions become big business in the private sector, start-ups from Europe are holding their own against their counterparts across the Atlantic.   Monocle

Europe lifts off
Ever since Nasa rocketed Neil Armstrong to the moon in 1969, European space agencies have envied US spending power. But as space missions become big business in the private sector, start-ups from Europe are holding their own against their counterparts across the Atlantic.
Monocle

Handy hints from the hacktivists  Online protesters may make business nervous, but instead of worrying about their effect on the bottom line, companies could learn a thing or two from them.   Management Today

Handy hints from the hacktivists
Online protesters may make business nervous, but instead of worrying about their effect on the bottom line, companies could learn a thing or two from them.
Management Today

Jugaad Innovation: How to Disrupt-it-Yourself  As the global economic squeeze continues, major corporations are looking East — not just for new markets, but new inspiration. Enter jugaad: A 'frugal' form of innovation developed in India that is beginning to make its mark in companies like Philips and GE.  G   oogle Think Quarterly

Jugaad Innovation: How to Disrupt-it-Yourself
As the global economic squeeze continues, major corporations are looking East — not just for new markets, but new inspiration. Enter jugaad: A 'frugal' form of innovation developed in India that is beginning to make its mark in companies like Philips and GE.
Google Think Quarterly

Arctic agendas  Russia may be best placed to exploit the Arctic’s potential for oil and gas, but its fellow Arctic Council members have their own agendas to pursue.   Weapons of Reason

Arctic agendas
Russia may be best placed to exploit the Arctic’s potential for oil and gas, but its fellow Arctic Council members have their own agendas to pursue.
Weapons of Reason

Skyscraper's the limit for furious NYU academics  University plans to expand in Greenwich Village have sparked a grass-roots revolt.   Times Higher Education

Skyscraper's the limit for furious NYU academics
University plans to expand in Greenwich Village have sparked a grass-roots revolt.
Times Higher Education

Talk to Our Customers? Are You Crazy?  David McQuillen’s “experience immersion” is forcing Credit Suisse to think differently about its clients. For starters, there’ll be no more wet grocery bags.   Fast Company

Talk to Our Customers? Are You Crazy?
David McQuillen’s “experience immersion” is forcing Credit Suisse to think differently about its clients. For starters, there’ll be no more wet grocery bags.
Fast Company

Romania home base for EBay scammers  The auction website has dispatched its own cyber-sleuth to help police crack fraud rings.   LA Times

Romania home base for EBay scammers
The auction website has dispatched its own cyber-sleuth to help police crack fraud rings.
LA Times

Work section, Guardian  I edited the Work section of the Guardian - I was also the launch editor of the newspaper's Rise section.

Work section, Guardian
I edited the Work section of the Guardian - I was also the launch editor of the newspaper's Rise section.

The Northern Correspondent  I launched this quarterly magazine for the north east with a team of like-minded local journalists, editing and publishing nine themed issues.

The Northern Correspondent
I launched this quarterly magazine for the north east with a team of like-minded local journalists, editing and publishing nine themed issues.

Stand & Deliver  I commissioned and edited the launch issue of this design-driven magazine about stand-up comedy

Stand & Deliver
I commissioned and edited the launch issue of this design-driven magazine about stand-up comedy