At Upside, we value the diversity of our team, and we wanted that diversity reflected in the work we do, but also the knowledge that we share.
And thus, Upside Articles was born. This is our library of knowledge, where we write and curate content on topics that are near and dear to our hearts.
Here you’ll find our thoughts, opinions and expertise on sustainability, people development, startups, management consulting and more!
Every Friday, we will be asking founders, co-founders and startup specialists the questions we all want to know the answers to. This Friday, we welcome Wyndham Plumptre to the chair - Founder of Upside - as we ask him a few questions regarding things he wishes he knew before launching the company. Let’s dive in!
By Kalina Tomova
As we are all aware, the COVID-19 pandemic has had severe consequences across the world and these would have been even worse had it not been for the charities and brave volunteers that have stepped up to help in our time of need as well as the technology that has allowed them to provide this much-needed aid.
By Sam Brett
We are all used to the mass of promotional emails around holidays but this can be very triggering for some people, as I work in the world of digital and data it does make me question if there aren’t better ways of handling these types of occasions.
By Amelia Wrighton
It could be argued, that in the UK currently, there could not be a more exciting time for innovation despite the backdrop of hardship that many are feeling on the back of BREXIT, COVID-19 and the economic recession underway. For this thought piece, we are focussing on the upside around these macro trends in that they are creating a kaleidoscope of innovation from regulation through to social community value creation.
A lot has been written already about the meteoric rise in a US stock Gamestop (GME). However, what is not being widely discussed is the implications of the battle that has occured and whether this is a sign of things to come.
By Wyndham Plumptre
At numerous stages of life, experiences outside of our sphere of comfort often offer the most accelerated learning and development. With input and insight from Amanda Dickens, I have taken some time here to think about how 'heat experiences' thread through our growth and how that takes shape at Upside.
By Dave McGahey
Offices serve a great purpose, but their current design and use case will not trump the benefits of homeworking for many of us. Nor will any media or governmental nudges motivate us to head there.
By Tom Penford
Short reflections on the potential to discover a more inclusive, sustainable model for our global economic system Does this pandemic provide a 'keyhole' glimpse to a better way or will we return to a status quo?
By Indy Hothi
Recently I've enjoyed reading people's thoughts on what they've discovered about themselves and others whilst in lockdown, so I thought I'd share my reflections of how my family have discovered a newfound appreciation of what everyone else gets up to during the day now that we're together 24/7.
By Amanda Dickens
Our own Guy Matthews, has written a thought-provoking piece called The COVID-19 Domino. This article explores how we are facing an economic downturn with a difference and what that might mean for the future market.
By Guy Matthews
Ever wanted to know why the media and ‘economists’ get it so wrong about Bitcoin? Here’s the Genesis Node point of view on some of the most fundamental topics that regularly appear about Bitcoin in the mainstream media, which are typically biased or poorly presented.
By Genesis Node
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted all aspects of life. I explore how purpose plays a key role in how businesses respond to this pandemic. What are your thoughts? Do you have any examples of businesses living their social purpose?
By Indy Hothi
Part of our work over the last few months at Upside has been reviewing the current talent investment landscape. Whilst there are many great things going on, we feel that there is room to do more.
By Wyndham Plumptre
Want our recipe to company culture? We've collaborated with Startups Magazine to dish up what we think makes a team into a family!
By Rachel Wood
Since the peak of the Bitcoin price at around $20,000 in late 2017 and the subsequent move down to a $3,100 to $4,000 range by March 2019 much has been written and discussed about the volatility of the most established cryptocurrency. Media outlets and Nobel prize winning economists have enjoyed producing ill-informed clickbait suggesting that ‘The Bitcoin Ponzi is over’ or that ‘The Bitcoin bubble has burst’. Over time the world will start to understand money and Bitcoin in more detail but for now, reporting and analysis by the mainstream media remains self-interested and rather sensationalist.
By Genesis Node