Innovation: the importance of ‘why’

My friend Mary Abraham has written a characteristically perceptive post about the lessons innovators should learn from the pyramid builders. It is both interesting and useful. Mary’s lessons can be summarised thus: Innovate by using a series of disciplined experiments that are thoughtfully designed and carefully executed. An experiment that is not examined for lessons learned … Continue reading Innovation: the importance of ‘why’

What do we talk about when we talk about work?

For too long, I have had Theodore Zeldin’s little book, Conversation, on my wish-list. Prompted by a colleague’s comment I finally tracked a copy down. (It is out of print, but extremely easy to find on Amazon or Abebooks.) I wish I had done so sooner. The word ‘conversation’ is scattered throughout this blog. Like … Continue reading What do we talk about when we talk about work?