July 19, 2018

Everything is Perfect Just the Way it is

Perfection is all around us. Just look at the sky. Can one say that the patterns the clouds make or the arrangement of the stars in the sky is not perfect? We are the peak of all life ever to have existed in the universe. At least to our knowledge. We have subjugated most of…

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December 4, 2016

An Agile Tale – The King’s Heir


Staring deeply into the fireplace is King Rupert the Firm-Stepper. If you were close enough to him, you would hear him slowly repeat the question that he has been contemplating for many moons now. “Who will succeed, who shall rule this kingdom after I” He repeats this question into the fire, as if in hope…

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February 20, 2016

Project versus Product and Product Owner versus Project Manager

Project versus Product and Product Owner versus Project Manager I have done a small amount of research on this topic and was surprised to find there is not a lot of useful content explaining the difference between the Project and Product and the resulting roles. So I’ve thrown this post together which are my thoughts…

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May 18, 2015

Your bank balance is a state of mind

Anyone who has read books like ‘Think and grow rich’ by Napolean Hill, or ‘The richest man in Babylon’ by George S Clayton, have surely heard of the adage that you are as rich as your state of mind. Likewise, those who practise mediation, yoga or other forms of self-reflection are likely to have heard…

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October 20, 2014

Personal Motivation

Having watched Dan Pink’s video on motivation, I thought I’d try out the concepts on colleagues and friends. I have asked about 10 (ish) people what motivations they have and seen how they fit into the three categories of Autonomy, Mastery and Purpose. What I have discovered is that these 3 groups help enormously to…

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October 10, 2014

The three motivators after money

In surprising coincidence, I came across Dan Pink’s work from three different sources. I had bought his sales book ‘To sell is human’ and was flicking through this. I attended the Radtac event on values and behaviours this week ‘Agile is about people’ by their COO Michael Short and he mentioned Dan Pink and the…

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