Weeknote 444: all the fours

This week I have learned: keep the windows shut in exceptionally hot weather brushes with the Health Service are both inspiring and also deeply unsettling it's mostly a series of long games the back catalogue is worth a load to me Dudley in August. That's the glamour of the free-range lifestyle. The week in photos: … Continue reading Weeknote 444: all the fours

Harnessing Diversity

A couple of months ago I was asked by the organisers of the¬†Tech Leaders Summit¬†if I could pull together a panel discussion on the theme of digital innovation. A few things struck me. First of all, that having become increasingly aware of and now refusing to take part in all-male panels, if I was going … Continue reading Harnessing Diversity

Weeknote 443: talking to strangers

This week I have learned: what might happen if when responding to insults one might use empathy rather than more insults. that doing someone else's podcast is a lot easier than doing one's own. opportunities can come out of the blue, but may well disappear again just as quickly. expressing what one does in terms … Continue reading Weeknote 443: talking to strangers

The value, not the thing

There is an interesting phenomenon that I'm noticing with many groups with whom I work at the moment. If you ask people what it is that their "customers" (the people to whom they provide a product or service) need their services for, they will (more often than not) reply with a description of their service, … Continue reading The value, not the thing

The IT Planning and Building Controls Department

I love a good metaphor. Equally, I despise a bad one. I've been doing some work recently for a client on what they should have where once stood an Enterprise Architecture team. If you are not familiar with what an Enterprise Architect does, think about what an Architect does. Yeah, it's nothing like that. And … Continue reading The IT Planning and Building Controls Department