Context I’ve been around the block a few times in terms of organisational culture. I have three big 6 CPA firms on my resumé, I’ve worked for a US stock quoted company, I’ve worked for a fully government owned development actor, I’ve worked as an advisor to a vice-prime minister. And now I’m a ComEx … Continue reading Drinking the organisational culture cool-aid
I believe I’ve linked to this article on Slate before, but even so, it’s more than worth reading. With everything going on around us, there is this tendency to think we are all the victims of circumstance and that the world is become a worse place. It isn’t. The only sound way to appraise the … Continue reading Why the world is not falling apart
Exploring the Black Box has been dormant for quite a while, with the exception of some articles on the work of Kourosh Dini. There are a number of simple reasons that led to that sorry state and will lead to this blog changing somewhat in terms of content in the near future. The first reason … Continue reading Redirecting the blog
This is the seventh part of my review of Kourosh Dini's video product which consists of 16 "sessions", video chapters, on how to get to beter work. You can find more about it here. It guides the users through the first steps in the build and the acquisition of a new or improved toolset which … Continue reading Zen & the Art of Work – review part 7 – “addressing thoughts”
This is the sixth part of a sixteen part review of Kourosh Dini's excellent "Zen & the Art of Work", which you can find out more about right here. The idea of the review is to go through each of the modules, the video chapters, and review what they are about and how they have … Continue reading Zen & the Art of Work – review part 6 – “Setting thoughts aside”
After a number of blog posts on the US elections, which I found too interesting not to observe and write about, I'm back to "touching the keyboard", as Kourosh himself referred to it. I'm back to writing my thoughts about his excellent course "Zen and the Art of Work". This is the fifth part of … Continue reading Zen & the Art of Work – review part 5 – “Preparing time”
Just read an interesting commentary on the US elections at Project Syndicate by Robert Skidelsky. Thanks to the ever vigilant Duncan Green (@fp2p on Twitter) for spotting it. Titled "Slouching towards Trump", it assesses whether Trump heralds a return to the situation of 1914. It does not according to the author, but it offers interesting … Continue reading Why this is not 1914 … or is it?