How to Transform Technology from a Negative Disruptive Force to a Positive Opportunity (Start with Why – part 2)

On November 14, 2016, Posted by , In Blog, By ,, , With No Comments

| I recently wrote a blog on the importance of starting our thinking about technology based innovation from the perspective of purpose or as Simon Sinek urges start with why. To me the power of purpose as a starting point for thinking about technology is twofold.  Firstly, purpose tends to be…

Technology Hammer

On June 17, 2015, Posted by , In Uncategorized, By ,, , With Comments Off on Technology Hammer

In 1964 Abraham Kaplan coined what he called the law of the instrument – “Give a small boy a hammer, and he will find that everything he encounters needs pounding.”  This law, and all of its variations, describe the IT industry, we play the role of the small boy and…

An Approach to Strategy

On September 4, 2014, Posted by , In Uncategorized, By ,, , With No Comments

 |     “Forget the arduous, intellectualised number crunching and data grinding. In real life, strategy is actually very straightforward. You pick a general direction and implement like hell.” Jack Welch    I love this quote. It captures so much of where I have ended up when it comes to understanding…