If you are assessing business opportunities I’m sure Porter’s model of five forces is a great starting point, but there is something about its visual structure that I’ve found really useful in pushing my and other people’s creative thinking. Mindtools have a great little write up and show its breadth, for instance, applying it to choosing… Continue reading 5 forces for creativity
Republished from my old blog circa 2010
Why is seven, plus or minus two the memory span of me or you. And seven dwarfs, knock seven bells, out of seven sisters in seven wells. Why are there seven deadly sins, And seven days to do them in. OK rhyme and the rhythm aren’t great, but I liked the idea of doing a poem out of links.
Originally published 2009 You would imagine getting something done, rather than perfect, wouldn’t be great advice. After all… ‘Nothing is more satisfying than a job well done’ and ‘if a job is worth doing, it is worth doing right‘, Sometimes you just have to be pragmatic, however, as there isn’t enough time to do everything… Continue reading done is better than perfect
Originally published 2009 When a former boss left work, at one of the last leaving parties where there was real emotion from all and even a golden watch, I thought, ‘he’s irreplacable, he built this department and it will fall apart without him. We’ll see him around here all of the time and they’ll probably… Continue reading can you be indispensable at work?
Originally published in 2009 – if you want a more scientific proof go here Do you remember endless summer recess/holiday when you were a kid, long days packed with so many new experiences and waiting forever for your birthday or Christmas to come around again. And how many things can you remember from the first few years… Continue reading proof: time speeds up as you get older
From post originally published in 2009 From the greek for ‘sharply dull’, oxymorons are when words that contradict each other are combined together in error, to highlight a paradox or to satarise. A few of my usual mistakes: almost exactly simply impossible only choice nearly unique original copy initial conclusion Much more fun is when we say… Continue reading oxymorons & tautologies