1 year, 1 month ago

The Scissors of Science

Three centuries ago the average life expectancy in Europe was between 33 and 40 years. Interestingly, 33 was also the average life expectancy in the Palaeolithic era, 2.6 million years ago. What is that we’ve got in the last three centuries that we hadn’t got in all the time before? Well, science! Science did a […]

1 year, 2 months ago

Don’t buy ideas. Rent them.

Some ideas are so good. An idea can be good at first glance or after years of digging and testing, or both. When it looks instantly convincing, it just resonates with your experience. There are so many things that such an idea can help you see in a new light, or help you fill some […]

2 years, 4 months ago

Essential Balances in Organisations

Here are the “slides” from a new session on “Essential Balances in Organisations” delivered last month in Brussels. I had some troubles with Slideshare recently. Now it seems stable but in case the presentation is not accessible there, you can download the same PDF from here. Tweet This Post

2 years, 6 months ago

What’s Wrong with Best Practices?

That is what several people asked me in the last few weeks. I have even made one quick attempt to answer but then I realised that the topic deserves more clarification. While I have a lot of sympathy for those that object to ‘Best Practice’ as a name – even more – to those that object […]