A select few organizations genuinely need the very best and very brightest. Having had the privilege of working in some of those groups, I’ve seen those hiring choices go well and go badly. When you need the very best, how … Continued
Due to a large project I have not posted here for a long time. The project has underscored the importance of being able to not only think things through, but do so with a good understanding of the context. Let’s … Continued
The odds are very high that you are basing some of your important decisions on false information, or on information so incomplete that it might as well be false. I’m talking about more than basing your vote on fake news … Continued
Although I’m not politically active any more, I used to be and some of my friends still are—legislators, a mayor, campaign managers… People whose involvement in their government is limited to casting votes once in a while often look down … Continued
More often than I can count, I hear the phrase best value for money brought up. It is rarely used to mean what it is supposed to mean.
In a civilized world, partners do not cannibalize each other. They collaborate with each other, and each is boosted when the other thrives, and there is no room for Doublespeak use of the phrase best value.
Discussion on the airwaves has focused heavily on the loss of jobs and impact on the national economy if the UK’s steelmaking industry disappears. While those are newsworthy effects, there is another factor to consider – the many uses of steel in the UK that are essential to infrastructure and/or national security and that require sophisticated high grade steel products.
The leading edge of exploration is never easy, never safe. But those who dare to do such exploring do it on behalf of us all. It is not just to expand our knowledge. In ways we cannot foresee, it can—indeed, may turn out to be essential to—help our world survive.
Since our report was published, I have repeatedly been asked to explain what we mean when we say standard credentials don’t tell us what a person is capable of doing. That question deserves an answer. I’m using software for an … Continued
Want to know what could make your company outperform its sector average by a factor of 2 or 3 or even more than 4? Then you might want to read a report that came out today. A consortium (in which … Continued
Not fitting into pigeonholes can be a badge of honor. Just do the best you can with your unusual mix of talents and apply your talents toward good purposes. Yes, not fitting a mold will put some extra aggravations in your way. But the satisfaction you can find in what you achieve can make it all worthwhile.