Fear is a waste of imagination

Some of the biggest shifts we are seeing in the way our world operates is being enabled by interoperable systems. Ensuring that my data can work with your data, and that my systems can work with your systems. This capability is creating fertile conditions for everything from mashups to radical innovation and insight. The “price”Continue reading “Fear is a waste of imagination”

When Rules Fray

Organisations and markets crave stability. Stability enables them to pursue efficiency, and mine every last piece of value from a known situation. Stability allows for structures and rules to be created, and for those in power to sleep comfortably at night. It’s a bit of a problem then when, like any system, things begin toContinue reading “When Rules Fray”

Everyone wants to be a chef

One of our local schools is recruiting for a chef. The queue of applicants is out of the door. Another school is recruiting for a deputy head. There is no queue. Why is that? Maybe it’s the narrative. Teachers, and particularly head teachers have enormous workloads, are assessed continually, have restricted budgets and get caughtContinue reading “Everyone wants to be a chef”