From Best Practice to Next Practice

| Our industry is obsessed with best practice. If you are not at best practice then most commentators will suggest that you probably will not be long in your current role. As a consultant I spent years selling the advantages and importance of best practice to my clients. It was their ticket to superior performance. As a CIO however, I have discovered that best practices as we know them aren’t all they’re cracked up to be. Let me explain. First, the term has become abused and misused. As I understand Read more..

The Fat Man and the Marathon

| In the early 1990’s my wife Jo and I had the opportunity to live in Atlanta Georgia. While we were there my wife decided to run the Peachtree Road Race. The race is a prestigious 10 kilometre event and one of the largest fun runs in the US with over 85,000 people participating each year. As Jo told me about the race, I became enthused and decided to enter and do the run with her. Several weeks later, I decided it might be a good idea to work out Read more..