How to programme people

I consider myself fortunate these days to be able to avoid rush hour on London Underground. However, every now and then, needs must. So, this morning that’s what I was doing, and because I don’t do it often, I found myself noticing things and reflecting. I’m not a big fan of conspiracy theories, but ifContinue reading “How to programme people”

The fourth addiction

I mentioned in yesterday’s blog Nicholas Taleb’s observation that the three greatest addictions are heroin, carbohydrates and a regular monthly salary. On reflection, I think there’s a fourth. “Solutions” Most of the people I talk to in most organisations are busy. Too busy seeking efficiency at what they do to notice what’s going around them.Continue reading “The fourth addiction”

Spirit of Schumpeter

Joseph Schumpeter was the Austrian Economist who made the term “creative destruction” famous. He was a thinker ahead of his time around business and entrepreneurship. I wonder what he would make of today? Would he see the changes on the High St, and the increasing weakness of the big companies of the last century asContinue reading “Spirit of Schumpeter”