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  Daily Thoughts

November 19th, 2019

I am in favour of consultants entering the temple of the Social Sciences provided they take off their shoes

I am paraphrasing British philosopher Simon Blackburn who said the same about scientists entering the temple of philosophy. There is […]

November 18th, 2019

The corrosion of logic: from ‘why-what-how’, to ‘how, what, maybe why’.

There was a time when the logic of things started with a ‘why’, followed with a ‘what’ and ended in […]

November 16th, 2019

The great ‘How to’ takeover

There is a period in child development when children start asking the question ’why?’. They usually seem unsatisfied with one […]

November 15th, 2019

‘To save everything, click here’, and its version inside the company

Clicktivism is the term used to describe the type of pseudo-activism that consists in clicking the ‘Like’ button (Facebook mainly) […]

November 14th, 2019

What is the point? Probably the best answer is when ‘there isn’t any’.

Back in June 2016, people could walk over floating piers on Lake Iseo (Italy), all covered with yellow material, one […]

November 13th, 2019

Dear Business Development candidate: tell me about the things you have developed in life

If you have a behaviour/value system and you want to recruit people in a way that this value system is […]

November 12th, 2019

The battle for the 3Ss : Synthesis, Sense, and Simplicity

Let me share with you my 3Ss, where I suggest you put your money: 1. Synthesis. My followers, readers, clients, […]

November 11th, 2019

The new units of Space and Time (and the latest up coming Disruptive Innovations)

New units: Certificate of existence = 280 characters (Twitter) Presentation of ideas, maximum attention span = 18 mins (TED) Digital […]

November 9th, 2019

To stop doing some things is a great source of added value. Try it!

One of the very frequent questions that I ask my clients is what they can stop doing so that they […]

November 8th, 2019

Business discovers the ‘social movement’ language. I hope we don’t corporatize it.

A social movement is not a bunch of people, even hundreds, or thousands, moving socially. A social movement needs a […]

November 7th, 2019

Leadership in organizations is about mobilizing people. The leader is a ‘Social Arsonist’

“A good organizer is a social arsonist who goes around setting people on fire.”—Fred Ross Fred Ross (1910-1992) American community […]

November 6th, 2019

‘What you said was so confused that one could not tell whether it was nonsense or not’.

This phrase is attributed to the physicist Wolfgang Pauli, who also described some arguments or theories as so bad that […]

November 5th, 2019

The ‘Abandon Hope’ organization

Some organizations are little versions of Dante’s Inferno with its sign ‘Abandon hope all ye who enter here’ at the […]

November 4th, 2019

The Process and The Outcome: married, just friends, or it’s complicated?

So you have The Process and The Outcome dating. You would have thought that they are having a good time. […]

November 2nd, 2019

Trust is tribal, it’s ‘people like me’, it’s horizontal

Consistently over the years, the Edelman’s Trust Barometer has told us that the greatest source of trust inside the organization […]

November 1st, 2019

Compatible dreams + the non-negotiable = the journey (AKA the company)

In a massive street demonstration for Anti Something Big, you have the Anti Something Big activists, the Anti Everything, the […]

October 31st, 2019

‘You make sense’, is the greatest compliment in the era of non-sense-making

I explained to a client the logic and principles of the Viral Change™ Platform. I did not want to sell […]

October 30th, 2019

A Cheat Sheet to create a social movement (Tip = to shape organizational culture, since both are the same)

Mobilizing people. This is another of the Holy Grails (how many have I said we have?) in management. Whether you […]

October 29th, 2019

Give me good practice and I will create a good theory to explain it. Even a good philosophy and a disruptive worldview

Modern and not so modern ‘social movements’ with or a without business propositions are portrayed as a concerted and positioned […]

October 28th, 2019

Three models of change

Change management, or management of change. Thank God there can only be two permutations, because they are the most over-used […]