Beating the Inspectors Number 7*. Satisfaction of Search Bias

My old friend Martyn tells a lovely story about one of the most important jobs he’s done during a lifetime of working on building sites – distracting the Site Agent. Basically this exploits one of Martyn’s superpowers, the ability to talk to anyone, for quite a long time if needed. This superpower comes into play […]

The Life Cycle of a Silver Bullet

“Silver Bullets could actually be called Silver Boomerangs, because they keep coming back…”.  A lovely observation from Matt Wyatt which doesn’t need much explanation, and I’ll pick it up again later. It was prompted by the previous post, A lesson from the Lone Ranger on Pascale’e Management Fads and Silver Bullet Syndrome, which led to […]

Silver Bullet Syndrome and Richard Pascale’s Management Fads

“There isn’t a Silver Bullet solution” is one of those phrases that gets used quite a lot, you might have heard someone use it during a lapse into ‘management speak’? Two things make me wonder about this; in many situations people actually want the ‘Silver Bullet’ and secondly, this is despite the fact they know […]