Weeknote 543 – the long game

This week I have learned: how automation can lead to significant errors if you miss human checks that once existed unseen in the manual process.how good it was to at last get to another Cardstock session.that my little boy is growing up fast.that algorithms lack anthropology.that replanning a whole bunch of stuff is a very … Continue reading Weeknote 543 – the long game

When the past can’t predict the future

I had a fascinating conversation with one of our non-Exec directors this morning about life in general, and for a point about AI in particular. He by day is the CFO of a travel business, a world that has become consumed by sophisticated pricing algorithms in the last 20 years. As he pointed out, though, … Continue reading When the past can’t predict the future

PlayCards Field Notes: a game for teams to explore innovation skills and gaps

This morning I ran a session in which I took my team through an exercise to explore skills and capabilities that we have as we beginning a massive programme of change in the organisation. Here's a few notes on the objectives, the structure and how it went... The Objectives The team has recently expanded with … Continue reading PlayCards Field Notes: a game for teams to explore innovation skills and gaps

Weeknote 539: just another weeknote

Things I have learned this week: There is no such thing as “just an upgrade”.Medium-sized business finance systems is an area ripe for innovative disruption because all of the incumbents are crap.Working with other peer organisations is a great way to get people out of the weeds of pet issues.Ethical decision making should be much … Continue reading Weeknote 539: just another weeknote

Why I struggle with online events

I spent some time last week with someone involved in business development for a tech consulting firm. The starting point was a question about what sorts of things might attract people to participate in online events. This isn’t quite how the conversation went, but it does recall some of the challenges I think online event … Continue reading Why I struggle with online events