The 6th of August 1987 was the day before my 16th birthday. I had spent the previous night in a small 2-man tent on a patch of fine white sand at the bottom of a tumble of moraine at the side of an as-yet unnamed glacier. From the entrance to my tent I could […]

The light of lights looks always on the motive, not the deed, the shadow of shadows on the deed alone – William Butler Yeats How do we understand authenticity? Semantically speaking, reviled boss of Sports Direct, Mike Ashley, is about as authentic a business leader as one could hope to find, however unsavoury we might […]

Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing – Abraham Lincoln The never less than fabulous Julie Drybrough posed a fascinating question in a recent blog post. In essence, Julie was curious to know “What’s your thing?”. Well, it got […]

I’m not you. I never will be. I never can be. I’m not a woman. I’m not black. I’m not Asian. I’m not a Christian or a Muslim. I’m not Australian or Austrian. I’m not a fan of Justin Bieber. I’m not a refugee. I’m not an OAP. I’m not young. I’m not disabled. I’m […]

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The factory of the future will have only two employees, a man and a dog. The man will be there to feed the dog. The dog will be there to keep the man from touching the equipment – Warren Bennis My good friend, David D’Souza (Defence Against the Dark Arts master at the CIPD or […]

We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims – R. Buckminster Fuller I’ve been on Twitter. Listening in to conference feeds. And I’ve seen the future. It’s volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous. Er, hang on. No it’s not. It’s living to 100. Or is it unhelpful humans in an AI world? […]