Weeknote 603: Fake coffee

This week I have learned: I've been obsessing about metaphors about teams like flight crews, film crews and international football teams. I've then also extended the metaphor to talk about roles mismatching, tribalism and the psychology of the narcissism of small differences, topped with the mention of a small tea shop in the Cotswolds. Ultimately … Continue reading Weeknote 603: Fake coffee

PlayCards – the journey to product Ep. 2

As you will be coming to realise, these updates aren’t a sophisticated exercise in Content Marketing, but rather they are my Working Out Loud as I trace the steps to releasing the product next year. Working Out Loud is one of the 13 Play Skills that are explored in the cards, and it’s been an increasingly important … Continue reading PlayCards – the journey to product Ep. 2

Weeknote 602: fountains

This week I have learned: it wasn't really until the coffin switched to the hearse that it started to mean something to me. Then I could relate. To the death of my Grandad, of my Gran, of my aunt. the pent-up tsunami of politics that was coming after the events of Monday was both expected … Continue reading Weeknote 602: fountains

Weeknote 601: gathering

This week I have learned: the importance of nomenclature. Look, what you call things really matters. Particularly if you call different things by the same term, or use terms that mean something different to different people. whilst techniques in technology projects might be transferable across contexts, sometimes you need people with domain expertise. That might … Continue reading Weeknote 601: gathering

Weeknote 600: Six Hundred

Well. Here we are then.The sixth century of weeknotes. Nearly 12 years' worth. That's a lot of weeknotes. The format has changed a bit since I started. They have on occasion become short and cryptic. In recent times they've become a bit more verbose. It's a way to shut down for the weekend. It's a … Continue reading Weeknote 600: Six Hundred

PlayCards – the journey to product Ep. 1

An update on the PlayCards...Back in 2021... After I had had the idea of producing the PlayCards, and after the even better idea of getting a designer involved, I spoke with the wonderful Claire Selby of https://www.studiokt1.com/ about how her agency, born of the most creative minds from Kingston University, might help me make the product a reality. … Continue reading PlayCards – the journey to product Ep. 1

Weeknote 599: back in the room

Things I have learned this week: coming back from holiday to an overflowing work Slack is far more confusing than coming back to an overflowing email inbox. Slack is so disjointed - don't get me wrong, email is broken too, but at least in your inbox there is just one place to look. Customer surveys … Continue reading Weeknote 599: back in the room