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June 26, 2018

I am proposing 'new-radical' claims about how businesses work or don't work, and these claims are profound. They are logical claims based on two axioms:

1. We use closed system theories to resolve open system problems

2. General System Theory is valid

I spent a decade aft...

June 25, 2018

Phew... What a hubristic moniker!

But as an attention grabber it certainly worked, as the thousands who have connected to it must attest (well that's marketing for you, or perhaps it is the starting point for complex-strategy, as I demonstrate and justify why New-Radica...

April 29, 2018

The BS stops!

In the world of motorcycles, and I raced one for six seasons, there are many people, especially off the track, who talk a big race.

A modern one-piece leather/carbon-fibre suit is a very sexy bit of kit.

A flashy full-face helmet hides many faces.

But on the...

April 23, 2018

Winning is about having the capacity to understand yourself.

Whom will you beat?

If you want to succeed, you must dig in.

Professional sport, or business, nothing comes easy, no pain, no gain...

that is my mantra.

Giving everything you have, is just the minimum effort requi...

April 18, 2018

Vince Lombardi, one of the great sports coaches, changed the narrative for all time when he talked about winning.

Sport changed from being about playing the game to winning. Winning is everything!

No said Lombardi, winning is not everything it is the only thing!

He was es...

April 17, 2018

This book is for managers. And anyone else who might be interested.

The wonderful David Hume said,

"Never literary attempt was more unfortunate than my Treatise of Human Nature.

It fell dead-born from the press..."

For many years the THUD I heard it make when it hit the fl...

April 16, 2018

For complexity thinkers, or people who want to embrace complexity ideas, the Planning/Strategy nexus is the entry point.

Because the strategy discipline is the largest, both physically and temporarily, of the management disciplines, it is the first domain where the comp...

April 15, 2018

I'm really intrigued by the concept of recruitment with block chain.

Is this congruent with my concept of recruit on attitude?

Experience is really important but it is only as valuable as Tomorrow is like Yesterday.

If Tomorrow and Tomorrow... are not like Yesterday, when...

April 12, 2018

Kant's transcendental argument is a claim that some things must be necessary to understand the world.

The Transcendental Aesthetic was about space and time.

Einstein's General Theory of Relativity was about space-time.

I wonder what spectacles they were wearing?

Bertrand R...

April 9, 2018

Planning is a closed system project, plan and control. Plenty of management thinkers have described the process, oh and don't forget to implement!

But strategy is an open, innovative emergent process. The two are incompatible. Gilbert Ryle might have described this as a...

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