Obscurity gets a bad rap. As though it’s something to be avoided, a social “black mark” and that celebrity is to be, well, celebrated. I see it differently. Once we are a celebrity, people see us through a filter; defined by what brought us to celebrity and which established a base from which we areContinue reading “Obscurity”

Provenance – again

There’s something going on here. My regular copy of HBR came through the letterbox today, and it’s substantive focus is on the flaws we can make in making metrics the centre of our performance management. In particular, I liked an article about Canada Goose, the Canada based maker of expensive, luxury cold weather gear. It’sContinue reading “Provenance – again”


The beginning of something’s existence; something’s origin. Dictionary.com I’ve just bought a new pair of Jeans. Not everyday ones, Selvedge Denim from Hiut Denim. Several times the price of a perfectly functional pair of Jeans bought in the High St. Why? Because they’re the third pair I’ve bought in over six years, all of whichContinue reading “Provenance”