Rules of engagement

Rules is one of those words that conjure up mixed emotions. For some, following rules is more of an inconvenience and obstruction to progress while for others it is a soothing experience knowing [...]

Don’t give up

“Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make a sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious. And however difficult life may seem, [...]

Start with Why

In this video, Simon Sinek talks about how leaders should start with Why. It’s not just for leaders though. It’s for all of us to ensure we connect our work with a meaningful reason. For [...]

Searching

Alex Osterwalder says that the biggest problem trying to run a startup like it’s an established company is that the business model hasn’t been discovered. He (and Steve Blank before him) suggest [...]

Organizing for ideas

In this short video of Steve Jobs, he sheds some light on a couple of areas that made Apple great. The first is that they focused on organizing around ideas and not hierarchies. They aligned [...]

Losing your RAG

In my first role as IT Director for British Telecom back in 2007, I remember meeting my new senior management team for the first time. I was younger than they were and there was an air of [...]