Books, book contributions and bookish things
The Big Burping Experiment short story, University of Liverpool Literature and Science Hub, 2018. AWARDED NOTABLE MENTION IN THE ‘SCIENCE ME A STORY’ SCIENTIFIC STORIES FOR CHILDREN COMPETITION.
Searching for Genius digital story, London: Wellcome Collection, 2018.
The Outsiders digital story, London: Wellcome Collection, 2017.
States of Mind: Experiences at the Edge of Consciousness, London: Wellcome Collection, February 2016. WINNER OF THE ACE PRODUCT AWARDS 2017 BEST EXHIBITION CATALOGUE AWARD.
From Small Eggs Grow Mighty IPOs: Cracking Open the Chegg Story, in BookMachine (2015) Snapshots II: BookMachine on Consumer Relationships, Marketing and New Publishing Models, Kingston-upon-Thames: Kingston University Press.
The Collectors digital story, London: Wellcome Collection, 2015.
Martinis, Masterclasses & Space Missions: New frontiers in contemporary publishing, Kingston University Press, 2013.
CSI: London walking trail in Time Out (2009) TimeOut Shortlist London, London: Time Out.
Most Likely To… short story in ESRC (2009) GM Fiction.
Examine the City’s Sick Past in London’s Medical Museums in Time Out (2009) TimeOut 1000 things to do in London for under £10, London: Time Out.
House of Science review in Time Out (2009) TimeOut London Guide, London: Time Out.
England’s Galileo feature in Time Out (2009) TimeOut London Guide, London: Time Out.
Being James Bond trail in Time Out (2009) TimeOut London Guide, London: Time Out.
Papers and presentations
People and Technology: The Future of Making Books, Frankfurt Book Fair streamed panel discussion, 15 October 2020
The Tragic Tale of a Museum Brought Down by the Society for the Suppression of Vice, set at Museums Showoff, London, 21 May 2019.
Making Different Happen, talk at Museum Freelance Conference 2019: Agents of Change, Manchester Art Gallery, 14 March 2019.
Engaging Museum Audiences with Slow Stories, talk at Confluence conference, London, 15 February 2019. With Danny Birchall.
Fact or Fiction: Why the divide? presentation at The Galley Club, London, 5 February 2019.
Constructing Engaging Stories from Library and Archive Material, presentation at History Day 2018, University College London, 27 November 2018.
Facets of Digital Non-fiction: Slow, Episodic and Illustrated, paper presented at EACWP Conference, Brussels, 13−14 September 2018.
The Rabbit Holes you Disappear into during Museum Research, set at Museums Showoff, 20 March 2018.
Curator Danger! How Embracing Curation Could be a Backward Step for Publishers, paper presented at By the Book Conference, Florence, 21−23 June 2017.
Diverge! How Thinking Differently could Boost your Career presentation at The Galley Club, London, 1 November 2016.
Does Length Matter? What Big Content and Long-form Storytelling Mean for Readers, Writers and Publishers, paper presented at Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing: Languages of the Book Conference, Paris, 18−22 July 2016.
Academic Book Discovery, Evaluation and Access: Insights for Enhancing the Scholarly Experience, Strategic Content/Academic Book of the Future, 2016.
Where’s the Bookshop? Academic Book Discovery and the Zero Moment of Truth, Opening keynote, Future Space of Bookselling Conference, Bangor University, 4 June 2016.
Big and Slow: Adventures in Digital Storytelling, MW2016: Museums and the Web 2016, with Birchall, D.
Are Publishers Really Curators? presentation at The Galley Club, London, 3 February 2016.
Ten text interpretation questions – shared at the Museums Association ‘Let’s Talk About Text’ event, December 2015.
Developing Enterprise Skills through Peer-Assessed Pitch Presentations, Education + Training, 57:3, 290-305, 2015.
Collections and Curiosity: How Museum and Archive Exhibits Promote Wonder, Learning and Outrage, paper presented in Visual & Material Culture in the History of Medicine seminar series, Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, University of Oxford, 9 February 2015.
How Pedagogy Can Develop Enterprising and Employable Graduates, workshop delivered at Kingston Academic Practice Framework, Kingston, November 2014.
Reinventing the Reading Room: The Curious Case of the Wellcome Library, paper presented at Twelfth International Conference of Books, Publishing and Libraries, Boston, 8−9 November 2014.
Self-Starters! For ’Freelance’ Read ‘Enterprise’, session delivered at From Freshers to Freelancers workshop, Kingston, 7 October 2014.
Experimenting with Enterprise Pedagogy, paper presented at Higher Education Entrepreneurship Group Annual Conference, Kingston, 17−18 June 2014.
Pedagogy for Digital Publishing, paper presented at By the Book: The Book and the Study of its Digital Transformation, Florence, 24−25 May 2014.
Making Change Happen: From Treacle to Continuous Innovation, panel session at London Book Fair, London, 08−10 April 2014.
Curiouser and Curiouser: Novelty-centred Business Models and Value Creation in Established Publishing Firms, International Journal of the Book, 11:1, pp39-57, 2013. WINNER OF THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF THE BOOK 2014 INTERNATIONAL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE.
Curiouser and Curiouser: Novelty-centred Business Models and Value Creation in Established Publishing Firms conference paper, International Conference of the Book, 2013
Boosting Grammar and Writing Skills Through Elearning: A Partnership Approach in Quality enhancement in learning and teaching: How Kingston University is enhancing the student experience, 2012
Using Peer Assessment and Feedback to Develop Professional Skills in Quality enhancement in learning and teaching: How Kingston University is enhancing the student experience, 2012
The Sign of the Penguins, Bookshapers, May 2022
News and magazine articles
CWA Visits Mongolia: An Empty and Timeless Landscape, Current World Archaeology, 62: pp48-50, Dec 2013.
Want to get Even? Get Angry, Publishing Talk, Apr 2013
Ethical Dilemmas for Accountants, International Accountant, Oct 2012
Gems of Geometry book review, Plus Magazine, April 2011
Maths, Molecules and Medical Imaging, iSquared, Spring 2010
Aride Island: “the most beautiful place in the world” feature, The Nation, Nov 2009
Who Rules the Roost? feature, The Nation, Nov 2009
The Housekeeper and the Professor book review, Plus Magazine, Sep 2009
Thomas Harriot: A lost pioneer feature, Plus Magazine, Mar 2009
Guesstimation book review, Plus Magazine, Dec 2008
An Imaginary Tale: The Story of i book review, Plus Magazine, Sep 2008
Adjusting to Kruger’s Pace feature, Kruger Park Times, 2006
How to Spot the Big Five at Letaba tourist guide, SANParks, 2005
Meet Kruger’s Elephant Scientist, Letaba Elephant Hall online, 2005
Counting Elephants, Letaba Elephant Hall online, 2005
Hippo Sibling Rivalry, Kruger Park Times, 2005
Discovering Kruger’s Birdlife, Kruger Park Times, 2005
Honorary Rangers Raise the Roof at Phalaborwa, Kruger Park Times, 2005
Online learning courses
Creativity for Finance Professionals online learning course, Nelson Croom, 2018.
Presenting Numerical Data online learning course, Nelson Croom, 2016
Presentation Skills online learning course, Nelson Croom, 2016
Social Media for Professionals online learning course (revised), Nelson Croom, 2016
Communicating for Professional Success online learning course, Nelson Croom, 2015
Communicating Complex Ideas online learning course (revised), Nelson Croom, 2014
Thinking Strategically online learning course (revised), Nelson Croom, 2014
Enterprise and Entrepreneurship online learning course, Nelson Croom, 2013
Managing Change and Transformation online learning course, Nelson Croom, 2013
Exploring the Digital Marketplace online learning course, Nelson Croom/Wiley, 2013
Transitioning to a Digital Future online learning course, Nelson Croom/Wiley, 2013
Making Money Out of Ideas online resource, Nelson Croom/Institute of Physics, 2012
Working in the Digital Organisation online learning course, Nelson Croom/Pearson, 2012
Acquiring Content online learning course, Nelson Croom/Pearson, 2012
Digital Marketing online learning course, Nelson Croom/Pearson, 2012
Managing Transitioning Teams online learning course, Nelson Croom/Pearson, 2012
International and Remote Working online learning course, Nelson Croom, 2012
Professionalism and Ethics online learning course, Nelson Croom, 2012
Social Media for Professionals online learning course, Nelson Croom, 2011
Innovation online learning course, Nelson Croom, 2010
Thinking Strategically online learning course, Nelson Croom, 2009
Communicating Complex Ideas online learning course, Nelson Croom, 2008
3 Tech Innovations Accelerated by the Pandemic, AccountingCPD, May 2022.
How to do Strategy in a Post-Pandemic World, AccountingCPD, April 2022.
Stopping the Gap, AccountingCPD, October 2021.
The Ethical Blindspot in Your Pocket, AccountingCPD, August 2021.
How Not to Design a Presentation Slide, AccountingCPD, May 2021.
Presentation Lessons from a Presidential Poet, AccountingCPD, May 2021.
Are You an Idea-Plusser or an Idea-Killer? AccountingCPD, May 2021.
How Not to Communicate in a Crisis, AccountingCPD, April 2021.
An Alternative US Election Map, AccountingCPD, November 2020.
Effective Team Communication During Lockdown, AccountingCPD, April 2020.
How Museums Use Tone of Voice to Reveal their Hidden Personalities, MuseumNext, February 2020.
Three Habits of Customer-centric Organisations, AccountingCPD, January 2020.
Powerful Opening Lines to Help Musems Grab Attention Online, MuseumNext, September 2019.
What Makes a Great Museum Label, MuseumNext, September 2019.
Developing Wayfinding Systems in Museums, MuseumNext, August 2019.
Why do Stories Matter to Museums and How Can Museums Become Better Storytellers, MuseumNext, July 2019.
Communicating the Value of Museums, MuseumNext, July 2019.
Communicating Change and Marketing a Museum while Closed for Redevelopment, MuseumNext, June 2019.
5 Top Tips for Boosting Creativity at Work, AccountingCPD blog, December 2018.
7 Ways to Optimise your Emails for Mobile Access, AccountingCPD blog, December 2017
Communication Failures at Ryanair, AccountingCPD blog, September 2017
Adding Value to Data – Olympic Style, AccountingCPD blog, September 2016
The Multiple Lives of States of Mind, Wellcome Collection blog, August 2016
How to Structure a Presentation: Lessons from Hollywood, AccountingCPD blog, August 2016
Get With the Program: Why and How to Start Coding, BookMachine blog, May 2016
How Social Media is Changing, AccountingCPD blog, March 2016
7 Tips for Powering Through Permissions, BookMachine blog, February 2016
Slipping Into Other People’s Souls, Wellcome Collection blog, February 2016
Editor or Curator?, Bookseller blog, January 2016
#publishingfail: We Need to Talk About Failure, BookMachine blog, January 2016
The Creative Power of Collections, Wellcome Collection blog, November 2015
An Epoch in the History of Typography, Wellcome Library blog, October 2015
“Are You Kidding Me?” Five Space Age Lessons in Remote Communication, AccountingCPD blog, Nelson Croom, 2015
Hear Ye! Eight Tips to Boost Your Listening Skills, AccountingCPD blog, Nelson Croom, 2015
Communication Failures were at the Heart of Labour’s Poor Election Performance, AccountingCPD blog, Nelson Croom, 2015
Why the World Needs Collectors, Wellcome Collection blog, February 2015
The Five Simple Whys that Make Change Happen, AccountingCPD blog, May 2014
Making the Right Decisions for New Ventures – More Science than Art, AccountingCPD Blog, November 2013
From Small Eggs Grow Mighty IPOs: Cracking Open the Chegg story, BookMachine Blog, August 2013
You’ll Never Manage Change Effectively if You Can’t Talk About Failure, AccountingCPD Blog, July 2013
Shoot for the Moon: Managing remote teams, AccountingCPD Blog, July 2012
The Geek Manifesto: A rallying cry for evidence-based thinking, Beagle Project Blog, July 2012
Getting the Most From Staff Working During the Olympics, AccountingCPD Blog, July 2012
Revisiting Elearning in the Web 2.0 Age, BookMachine Blog, May 2012
My Other Ship’s a Clipper: Inside the restored Cutty Sark, Beagle Project Blog, April 2012
London 2012 is Missing a Social Media Trick, AccountingCPD Blog, February 2012
Building the Publishers of the Future, BookMachine Blog, January 2012
Giving You an Edge: How devoting half an hour a week to social media benefits accountants, AccountingCPD Blog, July 2011
How an Accountant Taught the World About Obedience and Authority, AccountingCPD Blog, December 2011
If You’re Job-hunting, Make Sure Your Social Media Profile is Up to Date, AccountingCPD Blog, 2011
What’s Your Social Worth? AccountingCPD Blog, June 2011
How Many Taxpayer Years are You Worth? AccountingCPD Blog, 2011
Mastering Publishing, BookMachine Blog, November 2010