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 [...]

Play the long game

When it comes to growth, many of us fundamentally accept that it takes time to see substantial growth in any investment. For example, if you invested $1,000 in Apple ten years ago, today it would [...]


Music forms an integral part of the story, pace and emotion of a film. Have you ever tried to watch one with the sound off? They just don’t have the same effect. It’s the music that often really [...]

Performance oriented

It’s entirely accurate to say that we measure performance by what we do simply because those actions produce results, sometimes good and sometimes bad. There is another side to performance – the [...]

Just do it

My daughter often tells me she wants to be a writer. The advice I give her is that if that’s what she wants to do then the only thing she really needs to do is ‘write’. The more practice she [...]

Think things through

 “Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason why so few people engage in it.”  – Henry Ford How do we ensure we’re doing the right things? How do we know that the [...]

People buy promises

“People don’t buy features — they buy promises”  – Bernadette Jiwa In her book, Difference, Bernadette explores all the factors that can help you build a differentiated product that matters. She [...]

The power of pull

Lean and Agile methods promote a way of working based on the principle of ‘pull’. This means that instead of planning and pushing work into different teams and people, work is presented in a way [...]