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Playgrounds over Prisons

Careers can be prisons or playgrounds. Mine was both, only not the best way around. The first half was a playground. I worked in two parts of the business that were small, entrepreneurial units that worked in new technology. They were innovative, creative, dynamic environments where you were encouraged to contribute ideas, try things out,Continue reading “Playgrounds over Prisons”

Paradigm Shifts

“I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.” “There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home.” “(Remote working is) an aberration that we’re going to correct as soon as possible” Three statements by three men in the process of missing a paradigm shift happening right in front ofContinue reading “Paradigm Shifts”

Why managers want to RTO

Why do senior managers want everyone back in the office? Is it because their identity depends upon it? Let’s assume most of these managers are 40+. Let’s assume they are male, white, middle-class, married with kids. This is basically me, back when I was still in corporate. I had a demanding job. I worked longContinue reading “Why managers want to RTO”

Kwasi Kwarteng copies the CEOs

Is Kwasi Kwarteng’s mini-budget just a government version of a normal corporate board-room SNAFU? Consider the parallels: What am I talking about? Kwazi’s ‘fiscal event’ or some corporate’s change programme, or corporate rebrand, or strategic re-organisation?  Conservative governments have talked for a long time about bringing business-like approaches into government. This one seems to haveContinue reading “Kwasi Kwarteng copies the CEOs”


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