Reflections; 20th September

What I’ve noticed. I’ve been away this week. My wife is a keen and accomplished gardner, and we took the time to visit two famous gardens down in Kent and Sussex. I realised something important. Sissinghurst and Great Dixter are only a few miles from each other, in the High Wealds. A privileged, verdant partContinue reading “Reflections; 20th September”

Making Stuff That Matters

Every morning i’m seeing increasing numbers of posts about conferences on designing the future. They’re interesting and valuable, but without products that matter to flow through the system being designed they’re as useful as plumbing in a desert. For the last fifty years, advisory businesses from accounting to design have made excellent livings advising peopleContinue reading “Making Stuff That Matters”

Do one thing

When times are tough, most people run for cover. They make excuses. “We’ve produced more tests than ever before” when the number of tests is clearly inadequate. “Lessons will be learned” as a way of sidelining a problem when it’s a clear repeat of a previous issue. Putting clear blue water and legal disclaimers betweenContinue reading “Do one thing”