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Goal Wrangler

The idea for Goal Wrangler has been gestating for a while. It’s formed from our observations with a number of large national organisations. All of which experienced the same problems and all of which were able to work more effectively once we’d facilitated an improved focus. We’re new, we’re still defining our values (and we’re…
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Be Prepared To Squirm

I’m back in the startup world. We’re building a software solution and an associated consultancy. It’s early days for both, however we’ve been consulting for years (well, decades) before this so that’s not new to us, but the alignment and focus is new. We’re helping organisations of any size or sector achieve better alignment. There…
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A New Phase

I’ve been thinking about what a new consultancy could look like for a few years; whether to start with values, start with contracts, start with composition, etc. Earlier this year, I started on a new hybrid SaaS/Consultancy model.  The trigger for me was the blending of the startup world, in terms of building the SaaS…
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Funk and the Groove of an Ideal Transformation

Think of a funk song. Think 1970s, possibly even early 80s, most likely from the US. There is a pattern to the tunes that wedges the music in your mind whether you like the genre or not. It gets the beat and the message across. So what can we learn from funk to improve our…
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Could gyms adopt a GCP pricing model?

We’re at that time of year where the gyms are full of resolutioneers. I have no problem with that. It’s well-known that the influx is short-lived. But it’s a messy business model and I’ve written before about possible changes to the business models of gyms based on features and quality. There are a few reasons for…
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Channel Memory

A couple of years ago, I was watching a TV series and towards the end of the 1st season, I thought that I recognised the plot, thinking they’d been lazy and borrowed some ideas. I’d been watching the Expanse, then on Netflix in the UK, but today sees the release of the 4th Season on…
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New Photography Website for Silk Hat Studio

Following on from the post Splitting In Two, I’ve created a fresh, new website for my photography. You can now find me at SilkHatStudio.com. You can also find me on Instagram: @silkhatstudio Facebook: @silkhatstudiophotography Twitter: @silkhatstudio  

Artisans of Great Britain

I’m been bouncing an idea around in my head for a month or so, now I’m going to make it real. You can read more about the Artisans of Great Britain concept in the embedded slideshare presentation: Artisans of Great Britain from Alan Ward    

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Splitting in two

I’m going to start splitting this site into two 1. Strategic/Enterprise Architecture consultancy That’s been my career across a number of clients and industry sectors, including writing one book and several others in formation. 2. Photography I’m investing more of my time and effort in photography, fitting sessions around consultancy clients. You can see my…
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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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