Just Thinking

Especially If You Want To Start A Heated Debate

The journey from provocation to result takes grit and determination.

The provocation is crucial — it’s the grit that creates the pearl.

It is the oxygen required for the wildfire that inspires everyone — the energy needed to achieve anything.

Everyone has their own pace but increasingly realise as the unknown/blurred is revealed and becomes focused.

Throughout, images, words and structures compose themselves into material tools, plans and platforms.

These Are The Five Reasons I Get Up Every Day

Lessons For Survival On The Voyage To The Elusive Future

“It’s difficult to make predictions, especially about the future.” — Niels Bohr

You may well have heard of the wicked problem. It’s the definition of especially thorny societal problems. It was coined in the 6o’s by Horst Rittel.

For the last two decades (at least) I’ve come to realise that even solving an everyday business problem is hard — often wickedly hard…

A growing list — I’m at 32 so far.

>70% of change initiatives fail

Over the years we’ve gathered insights into why leaders and strategies go off the rails. Not surprisingly they are worth the effort to revisit every now and then.

  1. Knowing a challenge is complicated, but not spending time simplifying how to think about it.
  2. Developing plans without involving those executing it…

If you want to change the future, you must first change your mind. Then you can help change the world.

After a few decades stumbling around the topic, two things became clear.

1. You have to change the way business thinks if you want to change how it works.

2. If businesses change how they work they can change how their audiences think.

Businesses have the chance to change the…

Wake TFU

We used to define the future in units of 5, 10 – maybe even 50 years. Science fiction painted us the pictures.

Now it’s possible to achieve almost anything we like in weeks or months if we put our minds to it. If you are awake then you are already…


For reasons of physiology, we each have our own perspectives on everything. That means different definitions and different meanings for everything. That signals, waste, risk, cost and frustration. That’s never good.

“If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never…

Going Beyond Normal


Making People Think

It might sound a bit grand but I’ve spent my life trying to get people to think. To my mind it’s only by thinking that we can bring about any progress. And only by thinking critically might we avoid solving the wrong problems really well.

Being the one trying to…

Just Thinking

Observations Good, Bad & Disruptive

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