Five simple steps

Whenever I am asked if I can get involved in a helping an organization with a strategic approach to technology I always come back with the same answer. I will do it but only if I can start with an understanding of the business. To get this understanding, I talk to as many people as … Continue reading Five simple steps

Consumption gap

It can be funny how two different conversations can overlap. I had met with Esther at a local coffee shop over lunch. We had briefly met at a couple of events that we had both been to and I was keen to learn about her business which works in statistical analysis of data. AS always … Continue reading Consumption gap

Recipe for success

There are so many interesting people out there and I am getting to meet more than my fair share. Our conversations are rich veins of learning for me, and hopefully for them, as through dialogue we see things from different perspectives.  I pick up tools and ways of thinking that I could not do when … Continue reading Recipe for success

Mentoring again

It’s some time since I have written about mentoring yet I have sessions ongoing with three people. It is a kind of background activity, something I try to fit in around everything else I am up to and an activity which gives me a great  amount of pleasure. I know a few people who are … Continue reading Mentoring again

It was different sitting at the back

Last week was my first time at a Socitm North East meeting when I was not in the chair. Ever since Roy had asked me to take over from him I had been up there at the front or in amongst the attendees saying hello and thanking them for coming. Admittedly I am still in … Continue reading It was different sitting at the back