This week I have learned:
- of the unbelievable chutzpah that Blockchain startups have got to package sweet FA into a series of randomised buzzwords that leave otherwise reasonably intelligent professionals in a state of confusion and thinking “Well, it’s so hard there must be something in it.”
- that the view from the 40th Floor of the Heron Tower is something else
- that becoming a NED might be a way to extend out the things that I do and provide a more consistent platform to help an organisation or two in an advisory capacity.
- that analysis and synthesis are very hard to do in the constraints of a computer screen. Sometimes things just need to be laid out on a big table. Big tables for laying things out are frequently factored out when “Smart Working” is introduced into organisations.
- also along those lines I’ve started to experiment with Cardflow.
- that checklists are a useful thing. Try this one.
- AI can at first appear to be witchcraft. Then, when you think about it a bit more, it’s often just database searching using data previously regarded as unstructured. For example: http://imaginarysoundscape2.qosmo.jp/
- I’m so bored of the latest tech hype cycles. REPEAT AFTER ME> IT’S STILL ALL ABOUT THE PEOPLE. THERE ARE NO MAGIC FIXES. THE HARD STUFF IS THE SOFT STUFF.
- What a pleasure it was to do a bit of work with Mr Dave Floyd. Thank the lord he didn’t talk pallets.
Next week: Cabinet Office collaboration challenge comes to a close.
NEW FEATURE: The week in photos.