Tom Peters on the dull old days / life before “disruption”

“It is the conceit of every age to say that we live in confusing times compared to the placid age the prior generation experienced.” Henry Mintzberg While we’re on the topic of perpetual and accelerating change, here’s a helpful reminder…

On new expertise

We live in the age of the perpetual newbie, as rapid change forces us to keep learning, all the time – or to be left behind. This represents an opportunity: as diving into the new, we have a chance to…

To make change happen…

We usually need several things to come together before we actually make a change. 1. See that the change is possible We learn what’s possible through exposure (seeing a thing happen or be done), experience (doing things ourselves that suggest…

Some questions for making change happen

What’s the problem? What networks of people and things underlie the problem, and what context or environment are they embedded in? Who wins if you solve the problem? Who stands to lose? What’s in it for you? What else is…

Tim Sweeney on open platforms and the metaverse (2017)

I feel especially as we’re building up these platforms towards the metaverse, if these platforms are locked down and controlled by these proprietary companies then they’re going to have far more control over our lives, over our private data and…

Recommendation: Matthew O. Jackson on The Human Network

If you’re interested in how ideas, behaviours or prosperity spread through groups of people, this is talk at Google is worth a watch. Recommend.

Trajectory

“If I carry on like this, where will I end up?” “What will the world be like in a decade if this keeps happening?” “Things developed like this in lots of other places – are there any signs of the…

Godin’s triangle for change

Three things that you’ll need building your organisation and making a difference in the world: 1) The big picture Do you understand the strategy? Do you understand the layout of the world? Do you understand how the game theory works,…

Questions (2): what you do with the answer

You asked the question… Are you going to listen to the answer? What are you prepared to change if the it’s not what you’re expecting? How are you going to put the answer to work? If you’re not ready to…

Old buildings

I love old buildings , and I usually feel a strange sort of curiosity mixed with nostalgia for the people and cultures that made them. Just in the UK I’d love to see the castle garrisoned by knights and squires,…