Monthly Archive: June 2014

Scaling Back My Plans

For several years now I’ve been planning a big garden makeover.  My plan starts with our existing wooden garage that needs attention, I would pull that down.  I would then get a much larger and more substantial garden building made across the whole of the back of the garden.  This...

Scores or Stories

While I was out walking yesterday (and trying to distract myself from the sensation of my leg muscles tearing due to a nasty flare) I was thinking about how to go about gathering information at scale.  The most popular mechanism for this is to survey a population asking them for...

Consolidating Personal Knowledge

This post is the second in series on how I’ve automated augmenting my memory, the first post covered how I create a diary which is my most important and frequently referenced memory aid.  This post covers how I automate the creation of my personal knowledge management archive.  This archive has...

Too Much Visibility Reduces Innovation

I’ve been thinking about innovation recently, how little I see of it at work, which seems strange because mine is a company that really does seem to value innovation.  I’ve concluded that the reason is that we have attempted to combine a culture of innovation with a culture of visibility. ...

The Future Of Work

I’ve noticed recently how things come in waves, this last week has been all about the structural changes to work over the next 3-10 years.  First up was a discussion with Stu about the changing mix of task, process, information and knowledge work.  Then I started the next book in...

Return To The Joy Of Cycling

For two years now I’ve been unable to cycle more than a couple of miles, every time I got on my bike it hurt and even those few miles took a week to recover from.  I’d tried about 12 physiotherapy sessions last year and while I made some progress an...