Coffee Choices and the Decoy Effect. Have you every bought a coffee and been ‘bedazzled’ into getting a bigger or frothier one than you’d planned? “It just seemed sooooohhh much better value to have the Maximo Grande Frothiata…”. Basically you’ve had your behaviour ‘modified’ by the retailer using a process called Decoy Pricing or the […]
Trojan Mice in 900 Seconds
Be careful what you wish for… After blathering on about Trojan Mice for ages people have actually paid attention. Thank you Paul Taylor for the mentions in this post ‘The Complex Problem with Big Change Programmes’ and ‘People Aren’t Sick of Change, They are Sick of Change Programmes’. There’s an important point in Paul’s posts. […]
Trojan Mice and the #DollyChallenge
Does this make any sense? Or is it just a lame attempt to make taking ‘well managed risks’ sound appealing? The Dolly Challenge. If I’m having to explain this. I guess I’ve failed, but thanks for sticking with me. Basically the #DollyPartonChallenge is the latest fad that’s doing the rounds on the internet. Post pictures […]
That Which Does Not Kill Us Makes Us Stronger. Beneficial Accidents and Survivable Failure
Del Boy Trotter, Risk Management Advisor, “Who Dares Wins” “That which does not kill us makes us stronger” A terrible confession to start… I thought it was Del Boy Trotter; Risk Management Advisor (“who dares wins”) and famous Peckham Philosopher who said this. Actually it was Friedrich Nietzsche, the famous German Philosopher (1844-1900), but you all knew that. […]
The Listening Boss Starter Pack: Speaking Truth to Power Part3.
How about this, something practical to help overcome the ‘speaking truth to power’ problem: The Listening Boss Starter Pack; A picture of General Custer to hang on the wall, A Jesters Hat, A Trojan Horse paper weight / desk ornament, and A Darth Vader Lego Character (we all like a bit of fun). You receive […]
Trojan Horses are not Trojan Mice. 5 Questions to Spot the Difference.
Trojan Horses and Business Case Option Appraisals. I’ve always had a deep suspicion about the option appraisals you see in business cases. It feels to me like a one of those corporate games that lurk in the shadows. You play by the rules and get the answers YOU want. It might not be the best […]