Throw spaghetti

Trying anything that seems logical isn’t always the logical thing to do. I was reading an old Forbes article from 2012 related to the challenge of relying on information we read online to make [...]

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 [...]

cookie cutter

I have an unspoken agreement with several well-known brands across a few different product segments; if they build it, I’ll buy it. We all have our favorite products and brand loyalty isn’t an [...]

Dream big, work hard

Dream big. Work hard. Doing one without the other probably won’t work well. Dreaming without hard work will likely lead to missed opportunities and frustration. Working hard without having a [...]

Teach someone

There is a litmus test for testing the quality of a management team. It’s not something unusual but it might be awkward for some on the team. Are you ready? Here it is: Ask each member of your [...]

Needle in a haystack

What ideas are you working on today that will have the biggest payoff? When will they turn into the value you expect? How will they be met by customers or competitors? Nobody ‘knows’ the answer [...]

Shrink the change

Chip and Dan Heath have written extensively on change management and the things that make the most difference. If you haven’t come across their work, it’s worth the time. Here is a great short [...]