In this new era I have been to many online meetings, anyone working from home will be in the same boat. I have also been to several webinars and presentations and have even run a few myself. I mustn't forget the online interviews as well. What I haven’t done though is to attend or run … Continue reading Online workshops
“How did you go bankrupt?” Bill asked. “Two ways,” Mike said. “Gradually and then suddenly.” Ernest Hemingway’s 1926 novel, The Sun Also Rises, shows us that things take time to develop. We may find ourselves one day to be bankrupt when in truth, if we care to look back, we would find that it had … Continue reading You need good ideas and then some
These days I am having loads of conversations with people without actually seeing anyone. Yes, I see their image on the screen and I can hear their voice but it is not the same. I want to be next to them because that is what being human is all about, the social interaction. But we … Continue reading Make way for social interaction
A lot of us are working from home these days. Whether it lasts or not is anyone’s guess yet I am sure we will settle at a level of homeworking that is higher than before the pandemic. The switch from analogue working to digital has been swift and a lot less painless than many would … Continue reading Working from home? Time for innovation
Jeff Bezos, the brains behind Amazon, is set to become the first trillionaire. Even the pandemic hasn’t dented his good fortune, indeed the company is so busy now that his wealth keeps growing. Some may say that this is capitalism working its magic yet I feel it is both sad and plain wrong. It is … Continue reading The first trillionaire
I have read many times of people who have come close to death, indeed a few of my friends have had heart attacks and thankfully survived. In nearly all cases, these near-death experiences have had a marked effect upon the person. They have seen their lives in a different light and have become determined to … Continue reading Take the time to understand your business
This virus has made me rethink my approach to work. What little I have left (though for some reason I am extremely busy) is having to be done in different ways. There are no more face to face meetings and events to present at and so I have had to move online. For the first … Continue reading Cast into the web
There are a lot of questions these days. Will we get on top of the virus, when will lockdown end and what will the world look like when it is all over, assuming it does? Many of us, those that are lucky enough to be able to, are working from home, tapping away at their … Continue reading Will we all be working from home?
I’m picking on Zoom as it is the online meeting platform that has captured the zeitgeist. Although there are others and despite its poor initial reputation for security it seems to be the most widely used. You see, I don’t like them. I am sick of being on them. I am fed up with being … Continue reading What is wrong with Zoom?
Let’s face it, I work as a management consultant which means that most of my work is about the future, helping people and companies to think about structures and governance and strategy, all the things that will help them going forward. Today though, there is very little thought about the future. Understandably and quite rightly … Continue reading Thinking of the future