Monthly Archives: January 2016

Change: Friction In The System

I’ve been working around organisational change this week, exploring the space between ‘good’ and ‘excellent’. The premise is this: it’s reasonably easy to get an organisation from ‘bad’ to ‘good’. Implementing specific actions, sharing understanding, targeting learning, leading well. It’s … Continue reading

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Break Stuff: Exercises in Agility

But what to break? That which you own? That which you have permission to challenge? Should you break processes or thoughts? Perceptions of conventions? Whether your permission is granted or claimed, social or formal, the decisions remain: what aspects of … Continue reading

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San Francisco: Social Justice?

Unconscious or dead, the filthy, limp figure lay against the shopfront, stinking of alcohol and piss, curled over but swollen face still visible, hooded eyes screwed shut, beard filthy and ragged, features creased like an old cowboy with ruddy cheeks. … Continue reading

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Connected: Trails

Week three on the road and i am settled into disruption. Bouts of familiarity interspersed with the emergent and new. By the time i get home again, it will have been round the world in twenty one days: twenty one … Continue reading

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Cambodia Diary: Temples

The mass of architecture simply delineates space: It subdivides and subtracts from the sum total of the world, partitioning off a series of spaces purposed for ritual, function or play. Be it mud walls, steel doors or stone ramparts, the … Continue reading

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Cambodia Diary: Abstraction

The sensation is somewhat surreal when it actually happens: sat on the stone steps of Angkor Wat, watching the sun rise. The rough stone on my skin, the mosquitos buzzing around my head, the cat that brushes up against me: … Continue reading

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Cambodia Diary: Artisan

“I take you somewhere special” are usually the words that precede a visit to an favoured uncle’s antique store, so when the tuktuk driver uttered this phrase in Siam Reap, i prepared to bale out. I am a very lightweight … Continue reading

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