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Dan Pink has a new thing called the 1-3-20 podcast. The idea is that each week he selects one important non-fiction book, asks its author three key questions about it (What’s the big idea? Why should I care? What should... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Only Dead Fish
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A close vote this month but it was Thas Naseemuddeen's thoughtful post on Two years of being a chief of a thing that won through in the end so well done to Thas. She joins the hall of fame. My... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2017 at Only Dead Fish
Thanks for the nominations. So our vote this month is between: Two years of being a chief of a thing by Thas Naseemuddeen The ins and outs of work by Matthew Knight How to Measure Ghosts: Arthur C. Nielsen and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2017 at Only Dead Fish
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It's time to open up nominations for Post of the Month for November - so if there are pieces that you've read over the past month that you thought were particularly good you can nominate them to be included in... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2017 at Only Dead Fish
We hear so much about brand and organisational purpose but I think that the nuances of how we bring this to life are often lost. In Accelerate, John Kotter (who also wrote Leading Change of-course) talks about purpose in the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2017 at Only Dead Fish
One of my favourite days of the year is the annual Dots conference from the smart folk at Brilliant Noise. The talks from this year's event have just gone up - personal favourites include Bruce Daisley on reinventing work culture,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2017 at Only Dead Fish
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For our recent Google Firestarters (our 26th!), we revisited a successful format that we first did two years ago. In 2015, in one of our most successful Firestarters ever, seven of the best minds in the industry gave a ten... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2017 at Only Dead Fish
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There’s a great interview with Tom Loosemore (Group Director of Digital Services at the Co-Op and ex-Govt Digital Service) talking about the digital transformation of public services in the latest issue of Offscreen magazine. One of my favourite quotes from... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2017 at Only Dead Fish
Jason Kottke had a thought-provoking post about how a focus on productivity and optimising our time might actually be harmful to creating the kind of space we need to allow our minds to wonder, to play and experiment, and to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2017 at Only Dead Fish
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A lively vote this month (thanks to everyone that took part) but happy to say that the winner of Post of the Month is Tom Morton with his post over on the APG site (scroll down to read) on How... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2017 at Only Dead Fish
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In 2015, in one of our most successful Firestarters ever, seven of the best minds in the industry gave a short, punchy perspective in answer to a single question - what's the best thing that you've learned in your career?... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2017 at Only Dead Fish
Thanks for the nominations everyone. So our vote this month is between: How To Get On: Gen X Edition by Tom Morton (scroll down to see the post) Lady Gaga, the joy of data and why it pays not to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2017 at Only Dead Fish
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Golly. I've just realised that we've been doing Post of the Month here for nine years (!). Anyhow, it's time for October 2017 nominations so as always if you have any posts that you've read over the past month and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2017 at Only Dead Fish
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'...in our march to simplify reality with useful models...we confuse the models with reality. For many people, the model creates its own reality. It is as if the spreadsheet comes to life. We forget that reality is a lot messier.'... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2017 at Only Dead Fish
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Reading this sobering FT piece recently about how (unfortunately) UK productivity growth has again fallen short of OBR forecasts reminded me of the classic McKinsey idea of hockey stick dreams and hairy back reality. The OBR forecasts over the years... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2017 at Only Dead Fish
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Something of a run-away winner in this months vote. Well done to Shane O'Leary who won with his post: Dear Planners, trying to sound smart actually makes you look stupid. Shane - you join the hall of fame. My thanks... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2017 at Only Dead Fish
Thanks for the nominations. So our vote this month is between: A Driving Lesson by Phil Adams From Clapping to Likes, and Back Again by Matt Locke The Six Fundamental Concepts of Systems Thinking by Leyla Acaroglu Dear Planners, trying... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2017 at Only Dead Fish
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I rather liked the idea of 'frozen accidents', expounded here by Shane Parrish. He quotes from physicist Murray Gell-Man who believed that the things we observe in the world are the result of both a set of fundamental laws, but... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2017 at Only Dead Fish
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It's Post of the Month time. If you have any posts that you've read over the past month and thought were particularly good please do nominate them in the comments below or direct. As always I've set out a short... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2017 at Only Dead Fish
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As part of disappearing down the rabbit hole of platform business economics, I'm writing up the second of Chris Smith's excellent summations of the key dynamics of platform models. I'm doing this mostly for my own benefit but, as always,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2017 at Only Dead Fish
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'The Japanese concept for...' feels bit like 'The German word for...' but that aside I've always really liked the Japanese concept of Ikigai, which means 'reason for being'. This WEF piece about the concept got some Twitter love earlier this... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2017 at Only Dead Fish
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Another close vote in this month's Post of the Month vote, but in the end it was Martin Weigel who (just about) won it with his post on How to Stop Professionalising Ourselves to Death. So well done Martin -... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2017 at Only Dead Fish
Thanks for the nominations. So our vote this month is between: How to Stop Professionalising Ourselves to Death by Martin Wiegel From blockchain to drones, we need to stop obsessing about tech megatrends by Russell Davies What's in a brand?... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2017 at Only Dead Fish
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A little late (sorry - it was a busy week last week) but it's time to open up nominations for Post of the Month. As always I have a short starting list below but please do add to these with... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2017 at Only Dead Fish
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For our 25th (25th!) Google Firestarters we took the theme of 'patterns of behaviour'. We'd not done a Firestarters on behavioural economics/behavioural science before but it's a popular subject (check out the brilliant Nudgestock - next year I must get... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2017 at Only Dead Fish