Category: The Future of Work

Building A Business That’s Anti-Fragile

On my personal blog I wrote an article yesterday about how I’ve built an anti-fragile lifestyle, to offset the unpredictability that my health conditions impose.  In this post I thought I would explore how I’ve applied the same principles in business to create an organisation that’s also resilient to the...

When Cost and Value Collide

This post was first published on my business blog, which I’m closing down now that I’ve retired, so I’m archiving some of the better posts to this blog. I’ve spent most of my working life at the intersection between cost and value, in that uneasy place where it’s never to...

Putting An End To Torture At Work

This post was first published on my business blog, which I’m closing down now that I’ve retired, so I’m archiving some of the better posts to this blog. Employers quickly learned that when it comes to company cars their employees wanted choice, on-mass employees rejected employers that didn’t provide a...

Optimising Working Hours And Holidays

In recent years, especially in the USA, a few leading companies have introduced a policy of offering their staff ‘unlimited’ vacation time.  At first this new policy innovation seems to have been greeted with enthusiasm, but it’s not turned out as well as expected.  The intent seems to have been...