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Well there was strong voting for Emily Webber's post on capability mapping in this month's vote but the eventual winner was Martin Weigel's excellent post Has Advertising Lost Its Personality? Well done to Martin. He is now a multiple winner... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Only Dead Fish
Thanks for the nominations. Another good list to choose from - so your choice this month is between: Has Advertising Lost Its Personality? from Martin Weigel Introducing Capability Profile Mapping by Emily Webber Schrodinger's Strat: The Planning Paradoxes for 2020... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Only Dead Fish
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Gosh. Time already to open nominations for Post of the Month. So please do nominate any good reads that you've come across over the past month - you can nominate direct or via the comments. As always I have a... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Only Dead Fish
I did some filming with my publisher recently to capture some of the key concepts from my new book on Agile Transformation. This short film is the first in a series but expresses the need to redesign organisational structures and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2019 at Only Dead Fish
I'd not come across this before but thanks to Julian Cole for referencing one of his favourite methods of learning, often used in a medical context when trainee surgeons are learning new procedures. In See One, Do One, Teach One... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2019 at Only Dead Fish
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Happy to say that Bogdana Butnar's excellent post on a metaphorical explanation for the Internet (for planners) was a clear winner in this month's vote, so well done to Bogdana. You join the hall of fame. My thanks to everyone... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2019 at Only Dead Fish
Thank you for the nominations. So our vote this month is between: A metaphorical explanation for the Internet (for planners) by Bogdana Butnar Why We Believe Fake News by Tom Chatfield These are a few of my favourite things by... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2019 at Only Dead Fish
How we spend our time and where we place our attention are two of the most important choices we make (and yet this often seems to be more arbitrary and reactive than it should really be). I loved this point... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2019 at Only Dead Fish
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Well it's early in the month which means it's time to open nominations again for Post of the Month. As usual, I've listed a few starters below which I will add to with your nominations before sticking up the vote... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2019 at Only Dead Fish
Austin Kleon is unusually good at writing about the creative process. I've been reading his blog for years. He periodically writes about the relationship between ideas, information and inspiration that we take in, and creative output. Like this quote from... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2019 at Only Dead Fish
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Digital and networked technologies have brought dramatically different scaling dynamics to many markets, meaning that it has never been more important for businesses to have a point of view on the future whilst maintaining the agility to be adaptive to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2019 at Only Dead Fish
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I'm delighted to officially announce the launch of my new book that deals with the intersection of business transformation and organisational agility: Agile Transformation - Structures, Processes and Mindsets for the Digital Age. When I wrote the first book it... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2019 at Only Dead Fish
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Well there was some good levels of voting this month including a lot of Scottish support I think for George Gunn's post but in the end it was Tim Harford's post on the strange power of the idea of 'average'... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2019 at Only Dead Fish
Thanks for the nominations. So our vote this month is between: The days of silos are well and truly over by Sue Unerman The strange power of the idea of 'average' from Tim Harford Is NPS truly ‘the growth marketer’s... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2019 at Only Dead Fish
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Gosh. It's Post of the Month time again. Which means that it's time to nominate good reads that you've digested over the past month so that I can put them all up for a vote. As usual I have a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2019 at Only Dead Fish
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'If you want an answer in the future you will ask a machine. The role of humans will be to ask questions. Great question creators will generate new industries, new brands and new possibilities.' Kevin Kelly Monday evening saw the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2019 at Only Dead Fish
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The next Google Firestarters is upon us and is happening at Google London, next Monday 2nd September, at 6pm (I'm announcing this slightly later than usual due to holiday). We run two strands of Firestarters events - one for the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2019 at Only Dead Fish
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Well it was a pretty evenly split vote this month but in the end it was Phi Adams that edged it with his Lessons from Japanese athletes for creative brief writing. Well done Phil - you join the hall of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2019 at Only Dead Fish
A while back I was holed up in a hotel room in Lisbon after running a leadership workshop for Vodafone and I recorded an interview for Mark Pollard's excellent Sweathead podcast. Mark's an excellent interviewer and has a lovely disarming... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2019 at Only Dead Fish
Thanks for the nominations. So this month's vote is between: Lessons from Japanese athletes for creative brief writing by Phil Adams Listening to your inner rhythm by Jim Carroll Want to innovate like Amazon? Here's their formula by Scott Brinker... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2019 at Only Dead Fish
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It's time to open nominations for Post of the Month, so if there is a good post that you've read over the past four weeks please do nominate it by sending the link to me direct or leaving it in... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2019 at Only Dead Fish
The BBC had a great list of the 101 people, ideas and things changing how we work today. Lots of interesting thoughts in there - Jason Kottle picked out a few of the most notable. One of my favourites though... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2019 at Only Dead Fish
I liked this (via Tom Peters, taken from Nine Lies About Work): "Positive attention is THIRTY TIMES more powerful than negative attention in creating high performance on a team...So whilst we may occasionally have to help people get better at... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2019 at Only Dead Fish
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I've been thinking a lot recently about whether we're seeing a deterioration in the value that we place in learning from the past. This New Yorker piece on the decline of historical thinking in particular struck me. The article features... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2019 at Only Dead Fish
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There was some strong voting for Alastair Thomson's post The Last Thing Your Business Needs is More Metrics and also Elizabeth Ayer's Don't Ask Forgiveness, Radiate Intent but in the end it was Murray Calder's post on Meaningful Measurement that... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2019 at Only Dead Fish