Garbage In

Data. The new oil. In that you wouldn't want to cover a puffin in the stuff. The current obsession with data is predicated on one major assumption: that the data that organisations have amassed has some sort of integrity. If it doesn't, then its value is dubious. I have started to make a distinction between … Continue reading Garbage In

13. Book Reset: what new looks like

OK. So I want to tell you a story (as it used to go...) Here's what I think the new structure of the book should look like. An Introduction. A chance to introduce myself and the ideas that have influenced the creation of this thing. I'm not sure, but it probably still looks the introduction … Continue reading 13. Book Reset: what new looks like

12. Book Reset: The new structure

So having been thinking about this over the past couple of weeks, it's clear that the structure to which I have been working doesn't fit any longer with the thing that I want to write. But the structure that I have is one that has been attracting some interest from publishers. So can I create … Continue reading 12. Book Reset: The new structure

10. Book Reset: the fear

Being judged. That's something that's holding me back in this project. What if I were to do all the work, put my heart and soul into it, get something out there (and something far more fixed and permanent than my usual ephemeral ramblings) and then people didn't like it? Even worse, what if it just … Continue reading 10. Book Reset: the fear

Weeknote 339: a bunch of ballots

This week I have learned: politics really has just gone proper hatstand, hasn't it? Augmented Reality is one thing. Virtual Reality in a physically controlled space is really immersive. If you want to find a definition of poor data management, look at the average drop down list in a finance system. Working something out out … Continue reading Weeknote 339: a bunch of ballots

9. Book Reset: What does tinkering look like?

It's all well and good talking about this stuff, exploring what other people are doing, and reporting on it. But how am I actually walking the walk? I'm just at the beginning of a new project looking at how an organisation can rethink the way in which it operates. This is not specifically about technology, … Continue reading 9. Book Reset: What does tinkering look like?

8. Book Reset: the thesis

So how far, exactly, can I stretch an analogy? To date, my work around the book has been inspired by a simple tale that has come about from the observation of my kids playing Lego. Here's original article. It has evolved somewhat over the last 10 months ("free play" has become "tinkering"), and I've spoken to … Continue reading 8. Book Reset: the thesis

6. Book Reset: Finding the motivation

Last week Chris King got in touch to say that, as someone who wasn't really a completer finisher he didn't think he could ever get to write a book. As someone who biases towards starting myself, I know where he comes from. Since starting the book project I have also established a number of new clients, … Continue reading 6. Book Reset: Finding the motivation