Whilst Daily Thoughts is still in pause mode, here is another short list of Daily on Complexity.
Organizations grow in many ways: organically and quietly, organically and exponentially, by acquisitions or mergers etc. In every step of growth there will always be more problems to solve. This will lead to more structures, process and systems to ad[…]
I’ve written several times about the tired distinction between management and leadership. It had its logic and purpose, and made the point may times. But never quite catered for the real life.In real life, leaders have to manage a few things as wel[…]
Amongst my clients I have a good representation of ‘regulated industries’ such as pharmaceuticals and financial services. I, myself, spent many years in pharmaceuticals before founding the consulting group The Chalfont Project. A typical expre[…]
In any evolution of an organization from small to big, the list of challenges is never short. I have written about this here.
Small, sometimes entrepreneurial companies (small and entrepreneurial are not the same) enjoy ways of working that are fit for their size. People often wear multiple hats, decision making could be fast, people’s commitment and engagement could be h[…]
‘First simplify, then exaggerate’ is a norm attributed to the praxis of Journalism. It has the merit of condensing clearly a way of doing things. In these few words, you can feel the richness of the task! It does not matter whether it is true or […]
In the previous Daily Thoughts posting, I said that successful growth con[…]
It’s called the Shirky principle, after Clay Shirky, prolific American author of bestsellers such as ‘Here comes everybody’(2008) and ‘Cognitive Surplus’(2010), who writes and consults on the impact of the internet and other social to[…]
Let me share with you my 3S, where I suggest you put your money 1. Synthesis. My followers, readers, clients, know that I keep coming back to this. We have populated our organizations with Super Analytical Tribes that are able to dissect an elepha[…]
Forward to somebody? (that’s not complex): there is an email this icon at the top:)