Welcome to The Engine Room, The Factuary’s blog which discusses a raft of topics and issues that we find of interest and that relate to our world


Forever finding time: “I’m so busy, I just don’t have the time to do this, I need to find the time.” Now pause for just one second. How do you find time? read here to find out more...

public-domain-images-free-stock-photos-high-quality-resolution-downloads-public-domain-archive-10-1024x768Five reasons why brainstorms flop: People often think brainstorming is a complete waste of time and often it is. However, it can also be a highly productive and fun experience. Read what Nicole Velik from the Ideas Bodega thinks, about why brainstorms generally tend to flop. 

aaeaaqaaaaaaaam3aaaajdrmmzzhmzyzltm2mtqtndfiny05mmmzltrhotgwmzdhymfkygAre we killing curiosity?  “We stare at the stars, we peer through microscopes, we climb mountains and we dive to the ocean floor. This behaviour, so natural to humans, is incomprehensible to human organisations.” Read more here.

aaeaaqaaaaaaaalvaaaajdc3y2ziodjllthkowetndazmc1hztfhlwu2yzc1mgi0mdhmygExperience is everything: When moving house, there are a multitude of services that require changing to a new address. Within a few hours, I’d received two very different experiences. Read more to find out what a great experience is.

aaeaaqaaaaaaaatyaaaajdg4nmq1ymuyltcxowitndi5ys1hyjhjlwm4ywm0yzezzdqxoqBuild a life, not a career: This piece was inspired by a recent profile of English actor, Tilda Swinton. She has built a life in acting, not a career as she puts it.


aaeaaqaaaaaaaajfaaaajdk5ztq3zjq3ltbhyzmtngvkyi05zthklwy0nda2ntlhoddimqBrands, social media and athletes: I love sport and I love communications. I’m very lucky to be able to combine the two in my working life. Read more to find out how many brands do it wrong.

aaeaaqaaaaaaaanlaaaajgjjmdjjyzbmlty2ztitngfjzi04owy0ltq5yjixogi2mme0oaSix tips for business owners: As someone who runs ultra marathons, but also a start-up, I try to constantly remind myself of these tips each day. Read more here to find out what you might need to incorporate into your day to day.

aaeaaqaaaaaaaakqaaaajdcxnzrlntg5ltkyotktngu0mi1hyzhklwuwmdnhnzqwntk3naCreativity is not an office space: Far too often you hear people say, ‘He or she’s not creative’ or ‘where’s the big idea?’. Is it any wonder when you look at the workplace of today? Read more to find out how you can inject creativity into your business.

aaeaaqaaaaaaaamlaaaajdc3njmwnwvmltzkndetndnkyi05ody1lwi5nzdmngi4ztdmygDo something everyday that scares you: While each ‘boundary’ is different and personal to the individual, no matter how big or small it might be, it’s your comfort zone that you’re pushing yourself from. Read more here.

aaeaaqaaaaaaaajkaaaajdu3mdu5zgnlltzlyzutngewni1hyzvjltm2mzg4odmzndg2ngMeasuring isn’t hard, but great content is just half the story: In the communications world, you often hear from peers and those in the industry that it’s tough to measure the ‘hard’ impact of what we do on a business. Read more here.