Category Archives: Success

The Post Hoc Rationalisation Fallacy

I suspect it’s true that many organisations are highly successful almost despite everything that they do in the formal space to make themselves so. They are successful not because of hierarchy, rules, systems, or control, but rather because they are … Continue reading

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Learn excellence wherever you can

Last week i wrote how i learnt about authenticity from the waiter at a pizza takeaway, today i’m writing about excellence and my experience at a hotel. They’re very pedestrian examples, but have great immediacy and relevance to me, hence … Continue reading

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The Social Contract

My friend’s a retail manager. We were chatting about his role when he said “It’s a horrible company to work for: they don’t care if i leave because there are ten other people who will take my place“. I wonder … Continue reading

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Achievement, reward and shared success in learning.

In a follow up to yesterday’s post, i can report that we were successful in our adventure. The rewards for success? To sit in the sun with a cider and share stories from the trip. No certificate, no qualification, no … Continue reading

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How influential are you in the social media space? What do we mean by ‘success’?

An excellent article today around tools that measure your social influence (or at least, around tools that measure activity, which, i guess, can correlate with influence…). Mike Johansson has provided a concise summary of a sites that offer some measure … Continue reading

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