Just play the ball!

Imagine the scene. Players on the 18th hole after a long and difficult match. The pressure is on. Playing an approach shot to the final green, one of the players is appalled when his ball hits a passing seagull, and ricochets off into the roughest rough there is. Not even a bunker, much worse thanContinue reading “Just play the ball!”

Friction

Friction gets a bad press. I don’t think it should. Around a year ago, I wrote a short piece on Friction, and got some generous and thoughtful flak from a reader in the USA. A marine, he was steeped in the notion of friction as embodied in concepts of mission command, where friction is anythingContinue reading “Friction”

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”