Unfolding plans 172 – World Paper Free Day

It’s World Paper Free Day today. I hope you’re enjoying it.  I hope you didn’t send a card!  I didn’t know there was such a thing until a couple of weeks ago but I put it in my diary and here it is.  I’ve long been an advocate of getting away from paper at work.  … Continue reading Unfolding plans 172 – World Paper Free Day

Unfolding plans 166 – War and Peace

I’m not sure if I remember this correctly as it is a long time since I’ve read War and Peace.  I’ve always loved the way that the Russian classics were written and whilst it is a long book, (my version was in three separate books) it is well worth a read.  I think I have … Continue reading Unfolding plans 166 – War and Peace

Unfolding plans 164 – challenging assumptions

The Lean Start-up training is paying dividends already.  No, I haven’t invented some new product that is going to cure world poverty or even make me a small fortune yet I have been able to apply some of the principles that I have learnt, especially around the use of assumptions.  I have come to realise … Continue reading Unfolding plans 164 – challenging assumptions

Unfolding plans 146 – Simplicity

Life is complicated.  The more I think about it the more complicated it becomes.  It seems as if complexity is an inherent part of the way the world works.  It’s that second law of thermodynamics again. It states that (forgive me for I paraphrase) ‘In any closed system the amount of usable energy is always … Continue reading Unfolding plans 146 – Simplicity

Unfolding plans 115 – One in five beggars aren’t homeless

I haven’t had a good rant about statistics for a while but here we go again.  Someone has taken some numbers and extrapolated them to create a wildly imaginative story.  It’s like Jurassic Park, creating a dinosaur from a tiny piece of DNA. According to the BBC ‘Fewer than twenty per cent of people arrested … Continue reading Unfolding plans 115 – One in five beggars aren’t homeless

Unfolding plans 89 – every other day

I do a lot of presentations.  You know I do because I mention them a lot.  It’s not true but it seems that I do one every day.  I guess I’m always on show, always presenting and so in one way or another I suppose that I do.  A quick look back, however, in my … Continue reading Unfolding plans 89 – every other day

Unfolding plans 88 – the Northern Institute for Technology

I want to be eighteen again and be packing my bags to go off to the Northern Institute for Technology.  If I had my time again I would like to go back to college and study computer science or data sciences because there are so many exciting jobs to be had and so many interesting … Continue reading Unfolding plans 88 – the Northern Institute for Technology