Puzzles and Mysteries.

I was educated to solve puzzles. That with enough expertise, evidence and tools, Economics was a puzzle to be solved if I tried hard enough. It took me a while to work out that the problem was that somebody was fixing the rules. It was relatively easy to solve the problems that were set, butContinue reading “Puzzles and Mysteries.”

Processing speed

Concentrating on how fast we process data is a dangerous and unhealthy trap. Rather like fast food, we don’t consider what we’re consuming, and fall foul of the carb rush. Instant gratification. We’re entering (if not already in) an era where processing faster is ceasing to be an advantage. Except, maybe on trading floors, whereContinue reading “Processing speed”

Clutter

I’m always surprised how the clutter build up. Whether in my client’s organisations, or my own. We add new things – ideas, processes, connections – faster than we remove them. In the early days, that’s fine – we have room and we’re growing physically – products, services, people, premises, but before long we become establishedContinue reading “Clutter”