Great conversations – are they part of your work?

Blimey, in the process of changing all my passwords I noticed a metric of “been busy last qtr”.  I hadn’t added anything to the blog in 2 months. The other metric was rolling through “photos in Facebook”. I see we’d had a busy life as well as a busy work life! So much so we […]

Amazon, then and now: what’s the not-so-secret secret?

I make no apologies for printing this Amazon shareholder communication in full. It’s rich in its simplicity on short v long term decision making and its investment in customers ahead of any need to do so. And fascinating to see the consistency with the 1997 communication shown below it. To our shareowners: As regular readers […]

10 things about thinking we can learn from physics

I was fishing through the darkest depths of my laptop just now when I came across this article from 2007. I forgot nearly everything I learned from a physics degree, if you exclude the small matter of how to think. And now I discover I forgot it all again! So here’s a replay on 10 […]

“Turning the tanker” in education

Everyday you learn something new, you see stuff you’ve not seen before. But it’s not often you see a whole new thing, something completely beyond thinking about. It’s not often you find a place of excellence which wasn’t founded that way. A place where the proverbial oil tanker has been turned. But today was one […]