A quote from Dave Snowden, but first I want to talk about the Husky. For a while the Husky has been attending hydrotherapy sessions (all part of her rehabilitation after knee ligament replacement surgery). The Husky quite enjoys the hydrotherapy sessions, so do I, but for different reasons. One of us because of getting a […]
The Tell of Captain Walker… Mad Max, ‘Poxyclips’ and Tribal Stories
You’ve gotta watch this. ‘The TELL of Captain Walker’… https://youtu.be/23SVHUPrUJ4 Not just because it’s from Mad Max 3, and a vision of life in a post nuclear apocalyptic future (the poxyclips). But, for me, it’s the best way of getting my head around some complicated stuff. What people mean when they talk about things like; […]
“Measure the Muttering…” Detecting ‘Weak Signals’
Definition – ‘to mutter’; “A barely audible utterance, especially in dissatisfaction or irritation”. In other words: something spoken, very quietly, so quiet that you can hardly hear it, it might not be exactly clear who or what it is about, It’s not exactly a fully formed complaint, it’s not written down (so it can’t be […]
Crowdsourcing Covid Recovery Ideas. Do I Panic and Scream or Do I Rejoice?
Is it just me… or are there an overwhelming number of ‘bright idea schemes’ floating around at the moment? All of them searching for the big idea that will make life better after COVID. A lot of what I’m seeing are versions of ‘crowdsourcing’. Ask lots of people a question, and they will eventually come […]
What do Amazon’s Business Model and a COVID-19 Rapid Learning Engine have in common?
This is not as tenuous as it sounds. Have a glance at the image above and ponder on this. It was originally drawn in the early 2000’s by Jeff Bezos, on a paper napkin. Described as the ‘virtuous cycle’ its been at the heart of Amazon’s approach, and part of them becoming one of the […]