Squaring the circle is a problem proposed by ancient geometers. It is the challenge of constructing a square with the same area as a given circle by using only a finite number of steps with compass and straightedge.


The entry goes on to say that the task was finally proved impossible in 1882. Nevertheless, it’s a great poetic image and one that seems to sum up so many of the issues that occupy my mind. 

The purpose of this blog is simply to share my thoughts on issues around innovation, sustainability, technology and business. I claim no special expertise nor am I on a mission to broadcast my unique wisdom to the world. The main beneficiary will be myself, as it’s a convenient way to work these thoughts through, rather than simply have them going around in my head.

My hope is that I’ll get feedback. Many ideas will be trite, unoriginal or just plain wrong. If so, I genuinely want someone to tell me so that I can move on. However, if there’s anything that sparks opportunities for discussion, creativity and a chance to build something useful, then I will be a very happy man.