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The view from Alto

Innovation for donkeys.

I just finished reading another innovation article with the secrets of ‘How to Innovate’. Once again, held up as the holy grail of innovation are the unicorns, and the pantheon of tech demigods — Jobs, Gates, Musk et al. How can I, a mere mortal, innovate when I couldn’t code my way out of a paper bag, let alone land rockets in the Pacific?

Your Future Starts Meh.

The conversation de jour is ‘The Future of Work’. Everywhere you look, you’ll read about how the robots are coming to take our jobs. AI. Automation. Algorithms. Machine learning. What does this mean for ‘human learning’ in the education and training sector?

The other side of the door.

As one door closes, others open. We came into the process of repositioning Alto in the knowledge that we couldn’t go on being everything to everyone. We had to change. We had to close a few doors, and at the same time needed a reason to knock on new ones.

Worst. Client. Ever.

We’ve never had a ‘brand’. No why, no vision, no mission.
We’ve never marketed ourselves – we’ve never had anything to say, no story to tell, no one to tell it to.
We’ve been our own worst client. Until now.

A moving tale.

We’re moving studio. Again. This is the third time since we started Alto, almost seven years to the day.