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Lucy Cooper
Lucy Cooper is Client Director at Manifesto Growth - a growth consultancy that supports clients in the shift to a multichannel and customer-first world to drive business value and returns. She is also a WEF Global Shaper. She's been a strategy consultant at Accenture, an IP developer at Penguin Random House, an in-house VC and led a Y-Combinator start-up.

Entries by Lucy Cooper

Musings From DLD 2016

(0) Comments | Posted January 20, 2016 | 4:58 PM

It's all about your environment and the specific, desired experience you have within it.

[Attendees taking a break]

Whether customer, product or architecture, this year's DLD was all about highlighting how the environment around you enables you and what we can...

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The Freedom of Speech vs. the Responsibility of Freedom

(0) Comments | Posted January 8, 2015 | 11:24 AM

I watched the news yesterday. I watched and I watched in disillusion as to the actions carried out in Paris shocked me to my very core. Perhaps it was my love of Paris, my love of journalism or my love of political satire. No - it was the attack on...

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If in 2014 Content Was King, Where Will 2015 Take Us?

(0) Comments | Posted January 7, 2015 | 5:50 PM

Readers of this blog will be aware of the macro trends we see as we move into 2015; mobile first, identified and measurable distribution channels and the need to change behaviours both internally and externally in order to execute. Detailing out these trends, I have created a list of 15...

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Today's Online Talent is Pretty Epic.

(1) Comments | Posted August 15, 2014 | 11:42 AM

I spent the weekend with some friends. These friends are some pretty ridiculous online talent in the form of content creators. I am not exaggerating when I say they have many millions of Youtube, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter followers between them.

I then went and had a conversation with someone...

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The Always-On Generation Isn't So Bad

(0) Comments | Posted July 21, 2014 | 10:55 AM

We are all hearing it. We should be worried about this generation, the next generation... they are too social, too narcissistic, too connected - always-on cannot be good we cry - our future generations will be over-stimulated and untethered from 'the real world'.

Society is shifting, as it always...

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Has London Reached the Competitive Standards for Entrepreneurship Globally?

(0) Comments | Posted August 20, 2013 | 10:25 AM

San Francisco has long won as the place that any entrepreneur with bright ideas, potential funding, and the makings of a team would likely pick to base themselves. Today, it remains the world leader, though Tel Aviv, LA, Stockholm, and Barcelona are developing burgeoning hubs of their own.


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Start Up CEOs: Would You Take Money From Britney or Ashton?

(0) Comments | Posted February 8, 2013 | 12:31 PM

A colleague of mine is at The Founders Forum in LA this week. He's sending annoying photo's of all the cool people he's meeting., Dynamo, Natalia Vodianova. But, I hear you saying -- he's at a tech conference?

Why are celebrities interested in tech? It's sexy (subjective I guess,...

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Kid President -- A Lesson in Courage, Compassion and Ultimately Identity

(0) Comments | Posted January 31, 2013 | 10:52 AM

Have you seen the video from Kid President (♯kidpresident ♯awesomeyear)? No? Then you need to fire up your YouTube before you read further (find video here). His courage and compassion, as well as the fact that at so young an age he can leverage social media to formulate...

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Entrepreneurship in Education

(0) Comments | Posted January 23, 2013 | 10:45 PM

In the last 18 months, I have moved from world-dominating management consulting (where I trained as a graduate), to a world-leading publishing house, to a Y Combinator start-up. What has struck me most, as I sit for the first time and reflect, is the utterly different learning experiences one receives...

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