Speaking Moth. How (not) to Prepare for a Performance Review

This is a brilliantly weird story I heard last week. Thank you to Andy Middleton from TYF for letting me share it. Saturday Night at the Pub. Picture saturday night in an Australian Outback mining settlement, a good few years ago. At the local (only) Pub is a younger Andy, sampling the hospitality. As the […]

The Dangerous Olive of Evidence and Stop Chasing Innovation #behfest16

This is a week 2 #behfest16, Festival of Behaviour Change update from Bangor University, programme link here. The Dangerous Olive of Evidence. Yes, that does sound a bit weird, but please stick with me for the explanation. Close your eyes and just imagine an Olive (don’t worry, I’m not trying to trick you into a […]

Good Practice IS a Good Traveller, just ask a Cash Machine Bandit.

Before launching into; the ‘Good Practice Is a Bad Traveller Delusion’, one of my favourite topics, how about this…… Cockney Cash Machines (ATMs if you like). This is brilliant, a while back a company that provides cash machines built them with the option of conducting your transaction in your chosen language of; English or Cockney. […]

Minimum Viable Transformation: Change should be Small and Imperfect

Speeches you never hear at a Corporate Conference: “….. Our Transformation Programme is going to be small and imperfect. We are going to do many small things that probably won’t work straight away.  However, we will learn lessons from these ‘experiments’ and apply the learning to a better next small thing, making sure we progressively move forward, […]

Innovation should be left to Teenagers (and The Lazy)

This is nothing to do with any clever neuroscience about the ‘teenage brain’ and why they are ‘wonderfully creative and innovative young people’, blah, blah, blah…. It’s a rant. A cheesed off, frustrated, parent of teenagers, fed up rant…… This is how it goes: Tuesday night you lovingly prepare food for the teenagers. You then do […]

Week 1 of #TiL253. What have I learnt so far?

The Experiment So Far.  On January 1st I started a personal experiment to try and record some of the interesting things I bumped into most days. The thinking behind it is explained here: An Experiment for 2016 #TiL253. What I’ve learnt so far: The figures: Between the 1st – 9th January I posted 8 TiL’s […]

Learn the Rules Like a Pro, So You Can Break Them Like an Artist.

“Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist” is a quote attributed to Pablo Picasso. Variations of it have been used widely by people from The Dali Lama to Fashion Guru Alexander McQueen, which is where my story begins… Once upon a time my friday evenings typically involved quality […]