Weeknote 495 – sticky fingers

This week I have learned: why they put health and safety notices on the back of product packagingthat I've yet to find a sector where everyone rants and raves about the incumbent industry Line of Business software providersthat maybe all language is metaphorthere are definitely some metaphors where people generally don't understand the original meaning. … Continue reading Weeknote 495 – sticky fingers

Weeknote 494: Changing Tack

This week I have learned: the language that people use in CVs is almost always utter tosh. All one generally learns is how unwilling people are to leave the herd.I feel that I am on the precipice of some really important work.getting people to stop doing things is an underrated part of transformation.I cannot stress … Continue reading Weeknote 494: Changing Tack

Back to back

People are getting overloaded with meetings. There's no two ways about it. A combination of the lack of informal conversations in office environments plus the ease of organising meetings with online diaries multiplied by there no longer being the limiting factor of "no meeting room available" means that for many of us there is no … Continue reading Back to back

Weeknote 493: End of term

This week I have learned: if it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck...the football stuff is getting nerve wracking.without a massive shindig every year in Barcelona, some companies' business models start to look a bit threadbare.I'm still hiring - 5 days to go...buildings are living, socio-technical systems.a new angle on thinking about … Continue reading Weeknote 493: End of term

Weeknote 492 – housebound

This week I have learned: that a combination of rain and back to back meetings means I've barely left the house this week.there is a fine line between therapeutic and annoying.parent/child relationships exist all over the place. Often switching mid sentence.it's one thing to know what you need to do, but quite another to convince … Continue reading Weeknote 492 – housebound

51 for 50 – 2002

Blazing Arrow by Blackalicious is a stupendous album. No track better illustrates it than Chemical Callisthenics. And then you've got guest slots from Gil Scott-Heron, Chali 2na and Cut Chemist too. https://open.spotify.com/album/0DyXkWHnFMIJSuHfLgNfcc?si=_5myObGfRRaYiipQsQgPow You can see the #51for50 project to date here: https://mmitii.mattballantine.com/category/projects/51-for-50/