One of the most mysterious things about new technology is that over time we forget how it was to live without it. Ask people born in this millennium to imagine living without the Internet. What would they struggle with? Finding facts? Keeping in touch? Or, if you are slightly older,
I have been fascinated with Keanu Reeves for a long time. I think he might be the only actor that I truly bother admiring. I love that he spanned Bill and Ted and the Matrix, inhabiting those iconic roles at the polar opposite end of some continuum with funny feel
Arthur liked to tinker with engines. All engines really, but aeroplanes in particular. When the new plane arrived he set to taking it apart and putting it back together again. Conditions in the far north of Australia were hot and harsh. He had to modify the original design of both
It was 9 am Monday morning and I settled in the back of a strategy roadshow clutching my coffee. The CEO of the organisation was getting ready to speak. I sat down and looked around. There was a quiet sense of anticipation. Folk looked fresh and ready to listen. Great!
“What business are we actually in?” — I heard the CEO of a large manufacturing company ask his team in the middle of a workshop. It was the beginning of a strategy review which would take them into completely new territories. I was a strategy facilitator standing at the side of
The covid-19 pandemic has shown us what we have always known but mostly choose to ignore; that we live in uncertainty and unexpected events can happen at any time. The next half century will have many of these unexpected events relating to disease, climate, famine, war, and pollution. The question
Over the last decade I have been redesigning my life to do work that is meaningful to me. I did it by experiment. I tried many things, and deleted, erased stuff that didn’t fit. With no remorse but with trepidation. It costed me almost everything that society prizes. Recently,