Dave Trott

Dave Trott is a creative director and the author of Creative Mischief; Predatory Thinking: A Masterclass in Out-thinking the Competition; and most recently, One Plus One Equals Three: A Masterclass in Creative Thinking. After starting his career at BMP he founded a number of agencies including Gold Greenlees Trott, Bainsfair Sharkey Trott and Chick Smith Trott. CST merged with The Gate in 2011 and Trott left the agency three years later.

A view from Dave Trott: Uber alles
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A view from Dave Trott: Uber alles

When Uber launched in London, in June 2012, it was a difficult time.

A view from Dave Trott: Grandma knows best
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A view from Dave Trott: Grandma knows best

Joe Scaravella lived in Brooklyn.

A view from Dave Trott: Data doesn't think
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A view from Dave Trott: Data doesn't think

In 1945, an American general was intrigued by the military potential of science.

A view from Dave Trott: We all use semiotics all the time
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A view from Dave Trott: We all use semiotics all the time

One of the most influential games of football happened in 1966.

A view from Dave Trott: What do you want, blood?
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A view from Dave Trott: What do you want, blood?

George Washington had been the first president of the USA. In 1799, he woke up at 2am with an inflamed throat.

A view from Dave Trott: Thinking on the fly
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A view from Dave Trott: Thinking on the fly

In 2004, Camden Council spent £250,000 removing fly-posters.

A view from Dave Trott: Experts don't lead, they follow
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A view from Dave Trott: Experts don't lead, they follow

In 1946, the US tested the first peacetime atomic bomb.

A view from Dave Trott: Reading the signs
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A view from Dave Trott: Reading the signs

At art school, in New York, I had a class called visual communication.

A view from Dave Trott: XXXOXXX
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A view from Dave Trott: XXXOXXX

The best creatives know the value of being different, of standing out.

A view from Dave Trott: Do the opposite
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A view from Dave Trott: Do the opposite

The California Coastal Records Project was founded in 2002. The purpose was to document the California coastline with photography.

A view from Dave Trott: Correlation does not imply causation
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A view from Dave Trott: Correlation does not imply causation

Epidemiology is evidence-based research.

A view from Dave Trott: Lack of energy
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A view from Dave Trott: Lack of energy

In 2005, Britain had decided to convert to renewable energy.

A view from Dave Trott: The church's round
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A view from Dave Trott: The church's round

The Anchor of Hope Baptist Church is a fundamentalist church in Canyon, Texas.

A view from Dave Trott: Just forge ahead
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A view from Dave Trott: Just forge ahead

In 1995, Helene Beltracchi wanted to sell her art collection. Her grandfather, Werner Jägers, had bought all the paintings in 1933.

A view from Dave Trott: The answer is, it depends
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A view from Dave Trott: The answer is, it depends

In 1975, Antanas Mockus became professor of mathematics and philosophy at the National University of Colombia.

A view from Dave Trott: Jesus H Christ
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A view from Dave Trott: Jesus H Christ

Borja is a little town in Spain, with just 5,000 inhabitants.

A view from Dave Trott: Disruption is reinventing the wheel
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A view from Dave Trott: Disruption is reinventing the wheel

Michael Cicconetti was a judge in Lake County, Ohio.

A view from Dave Trott: Calling the play
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A view from Dave Trott: Calling the play

In 1985, what everyone in Washington DC wanted more than anything was tickets to see the Washington Redskins football team.

A view from Dave Trott: Killing two birds with one stoner
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A view from Dave Trott: Killing two birds with one stoner

Danielle Lei is one of 41,000 Girl Scouts. One of the main ways the organisation funds itself is the sale of cookies.

A view from Dave Trott: When the problem is the opportunity
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A view from Dave Trott: When the problem is the opportunity

Dixon Chibandi is one of only 12 psychiatrists in Zimbabwe.