Weeknote 561: surgical removal

This week I have learned: The experience of surgeryThe experience of how activity on one part of the body can impact othersThat good plans amount to nowt when they become realityThat providing advice is a nice thingThat saying goodbye is going to be hardThat good things can come from saying "yes" Next week: a year … Continue reading Weeknote 561: surgical removal


Ah, the annual business planning exercise. An art installation in the creative use of numbers. Organisations for the most part will go through such extended periods of financial contemplation every year, often about six months before a new financial year begins. Everyone guesses some numbers using intuition, past performance and the game that is "How … Continue reading Pipelines

Weeknote 558 – Up north

This week I have learned: when rail transport goes wrong it can do so most spectacularlyconferences that don't talk endlessly about technology are my favourite conferencesit's good that I still know how to fill time because when you're waiting to get a Zoom connection to an MP whilst standing in front of a room of … Continue reading Weeknote 558 – Up north

Connected Futures

At the beginning of this week, I was lucky enough to be the Chair of the Inside Housing Connected Futures Summit. It was a housing sector event that covered a broad gamut of subjects related to change, technology and what to do about it. Rather than give a blow-by-blow account, here are a few reflections … Continue reading Connected Futures

Weeknote 557 – accomodation

This week I have learned - how to intervene when a colleague inadvertantly steps into a world of prejudicial stereotypesthat we maybe need to think about long noses when we think about generational differencesthat I need to think more about radiating intent rather than begging forgivenessthat we may be waiting a little longerthat it was … Continue reading Weeknote 557 – accomodation