In a recent post I emphasised the importance of failure in the innovation process. My engagements suggest that whilst leaders understand this, they struggle with putting it into practice. It’s in our nature to want to remain in our comfort zone, particularly if stepping outside it might have a high reputational cost.Disruption is not something […]
These posts focus on disruption from a variety of perspectives.
Humans are beautiful. They can somehow balance on their hindlegs, brachiate, create music, make life-changing discoveries and cooperate at scale. After millions of years of neural conditioning, it is no wonder that we have become the dominant species on the planet. Brave men run in our family You are amazing because you come from a […]
There are certain phrases being bandied about. ‘post-Covid’, ‘new normal’ and ‘next normal’ come to mind. I do not think they are useful terms, but I do understand that human nature craves a return to what it is familiar with, even if it must settle for a variant. A different normal? New normal was a […]
An uncomfortable truth Let’s face it, if you built a robot sensitive to dopamine, serotonin, cortisol and oxytocin, for all intents and purposes you have built a human. This does not fit with the biological definition of human life, but it does tell us a lot about human lifestyle. Each of us have the following […]
The descent of man Stage 1 You are sitting with friends and family around the campfire. There is no electricity. It has yet to be invented. Despite the relative harshness of the setting, everyone is in great spirits. Its been an exhausting but successful day and so there is food for everyone. Over the course […]
The fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) is a popular term that has been around for a few years and appears to have dominated the ‘buzzword cloud’ in the early months of the last few years. Firstly, it is a reference to the profound changes we are experiencing in business and society as a result of rapid […]