Run to where the ball will be passed…

I'm not generally a big fan of sporting metaphors in business, as they tend to be overly reductive, but the one that has been adapted from a quote Canadian ice hockey-player Wayne Gretzky is interesting and something that I'm hearing quite a bit these days: I skate to where the puck is going to be, … Continue reading Run to where the ball will be passed…

Cognitive strengths, not bias bugs

I had a fascinating chat with Mark Earls yesterday in the vague sun of Holborn. Towards the end of our broad conversation we got onto the subject of Behavioural Economics, and Mark's frustration that the entire field seems to be dominated by a meme that describes our human ability to shortcut processing (effectively Kahneman's System … Continue reading Cognitive strengths, not bias bugs

Book Review: Disrupt IT by Ian Cox

Over a decade ago I was introduced to a book that had a major influence over my subsequent career.┬áStrategic Planning for Information Systems┬áby John Ward and Joe Peppard constructed a model of IT management driven by business outcome rather than technology. It's also one of the most impregnable books I've never finished. Ian's new book … Continue reading Book Review: Disrupt IT by Ian Cox