Weeknote 438: Taking stock

This week I have learned... the rapid bipolar nature of being a micro business is exhilarating and exhausting. One minute everything is wonderful, the next you're on the verge of ruin. And repeat. Rapidly. Seeing how other's businesses have expanded in humbling and makes me feel like I'm playing at it. But play is at … Continue reading Weeknote 438: Taking stock

Carbon Consumers

This week was partly spent planning an innovation event for a client in the utilities sector. We have been developing a few scenarios that can be used as part of the event to help participants to push at the boundaries of what might be possible in the future when thinking about doing things differently. We … Continue reading Carbon Consumers

The remarkable world of touch

For a year or so now I've been playing with the role of tactility in consulting processes. Well, that's a good retrospective justification of what I've been doing - what I've actually been doing is creating and playing with different sets of the Priority Cards. Nonetheless, it's become an exercise in understanding the role of … Continue reading The remarkable world of touch

Be more firefighter

We are constantly confronting the need for change in our organisations. Change at an institutional level, at a team level all the way down to the actions and behaviours of individuals. The world around us is mutating, and we need to adapt to accommodate that change. Yet if you ask people why they can't change, … Continue reading Be more firefighter

Weeknote 435: togetherness

This week I have learned: the gulf in class between 1st and 11th in the Premier League the amazing sense of togetherness in defeat that the 30,000 Watford fans at Wembley experienced The delight to be had in catching up with old friends... ...but also the scary sense of how time is passing that results … Continue reading Weeknote 435: togetherness

Weeknote 434: FA Cup

This week I have learned: The podcasting thing is working A hotel just outside Watford is, when push comes to shove, still a hotel just outside Watford Excitement nonetheless is building Catching up with old friends makes you realise you should make more effort Lego. Is. The. Future. Man they've tarted up Aviation House. The … Continue reading Weeknote 434: FA Cup