The Mother of Invention

Real innovation is rarely planned. It often arises from a problem, or serendipity. Right now, almost all those I am talking to are taking precautionary measures regarding Covid19. Working from home is high on the list. And most of these same people have climate change, in particular carbon reduction, on their agenda. It begs theContinue reading “The Mother of Invention”

The Inefficient Library

Over the years, I’ve learned to read for insight as much as knowledge; allowing the mental space to make connections through what I read as much as absorb it. Right now, I’m enjoying David Weinberger’s excellent “Everyday Chaos”. He makes an interesting observation. It takes $150m a year to run Harvard’s Library, but every yearContinue reading “The Inefficient Library”

Sitting in the fire

I’m always intrigued that those people and organisations who say they want change But really mean that what they want is for others to change. Their own “elasticity” regarding change is often limited, for understandable reasons. They have a lot invested in the way things are – infrastructure, reputation, credit ratings; the list goes on.Continue reading “Sitting in the fire”