Month: January 2019

Strategy, Architecture & Problem-Solving

Tanker

Sunk cost

During the last few weeks of writing my last book, I realised that a related message to a different audience would be better delivered by video. So I started writing a training video. Then I stopped. I’d thought more about what I wanted to complete, who the customers would be and focussed on that. The…
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DunningKrugerFlow

The Flow of Dunning Kruger – a Blend of Challenge, Skill and Perception

I’ve discussed Dunning Kruger syndrome a number of times, loving the phrase “Peak of Mount Stupid” which we’ve all been on at some point. Flow A few months ago, I was introduced to Flow by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, described succinctly by Chris Bailey. Borrowing Chris’ interpretation of a core chart from the book, we can see…
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Pugh Matrix Template

Pugh Matrix Template

In Running With Knickers on Your Head book, I introduced the Pugh Matrix to assist with deciding on which solution to proceed with. You need either the excel or the pdf (the pdf is just an export of the Excel sheets). Excel: Pugh Matrix PDF: Pugh Matrix Intro PDF: Pugh Matrix

Gemba WasteWalk

Gemba Templates

The two Gemba templates used in the Running With Knickers On Your Head book. These are used to help identify waste in your organisation. They’re not the only tool, but they’re a good tool to start with. The Excel download includes the two pdfs. Excel download 1: Gemba Pdf download 1: Stand in the Circle…
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Stealth Plane

Stealth Mode is a Novice’s Game

Yet again, I’ve come across another post by a would-be/current founder who’s asking for advice. They’ve framed the question in an abstract way, dancing around the subject, trying to get the advice that they want but without providing sufficient information about their idea for the community to be able to add any significant value.  It’s…
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