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2012, year of the polymath?


Polymath (n.): A person of varied learning.

In this 2nd quarter of 2012, we’re seeing challenges in the research industry and beyond. If you cannot deal with these challenges, 2012 is looking like it’s about to get even tougher.

Here are our observations… let us know what your view of 2012 is by calling, tweeting or emailing us on

1. The pressure to do more for less remains firmly on. As a consultant, we’re getting used to thinking of lateral solutions that meet multiple agendas and shrinking budgets and still deliver the key insights!

2. You need to be able to tell the story. And drive actions. And hit targets. And negotiate budgets. Working efficiently is therefore of the essence.

3. Nothing is ever certain. So if you’re good at plate-juggling, it helps.

4. People still want to talk. You might need to be selective with who you talk to, but making time for conversations remains important (and hopefully enjoyable).

5. Do something else. Learn a language, an instrument, a new sport. It opens up new perspectives – and you are likely to find a solution to a problem when you are least thinking about it.

Agree? Disagree? Share your thoughts by calling us or emailing us on

looking ahead

The last 12 months have seen a flurry of new research approaches.

Recruiting online communities via Facebook…Testing online journeys through a sequence of live surveys …Playful formats bringing quantitative surveys to life …Using Fitbit bracelets instead of a health diary …Advanced co-creation with consumers, suppliers and clients IN THE SAME ROOM…Yes, all of these are possible.

New technology is opening up fantastic ways to engage with your audience and find out what makes them tick.

We’re easy to talk to, so if you have so much as the gem of an idea or want to bounce around potential solutions to a business issue, do call us or email