You make many tiny decisions every day, on every project.
If you are not making them, you are facilitating the process.
Some you care about. Some you don’t. (AIWATT)
“If you don’t know where you’re going, you will probably end up somewhere else.”Laurence J. Peter
Last night, two storms swept over Brisbane in the late afternoon and early evening. Neither of the storms went directly over our house. We caught the fringes of the first storm, but nothing of the second storm. The first went to the west of us, and the second to the east.
Why was I paying so much attention to this detail? Continue reading Why doesn’t it rain on me?
This is a look back at the non-fiction books I have read this year. It has been interesting spotting a few themes, and quotes, in multiple books. Continue reading My 2016 in Books
Back again, after a short break.
A throwaway line in The Ezra Klein Show between Ezra and Malcolm Gladwell led to the break. They were discussing the need to allow time for reflection. To process and digest what you are learning and taking in. Malcolm Gladwell does this while out running. Continue reading Handpicked: Gender Barriers and Pay Gap, Thinking Hats, and Communist Index Funds
Plenty to share this week. I got through more podcasts and articles this week than I have in a while. Good ones too.
A few themes emerged this week.
The first stemming from the end of The Obstacle is the Way, see below, where Tim Ferriss interviews Ryan Holiday about the book. That lead me to Ryan’s site, to his newsletter, and to the articles you see here. Continue reading Handpicked: Speed Reading is not the goal, Inception levels, and Rule for Conflict
Intentional networks have shared purpose. They use network principles to design how they make decisions and coordinate projects. And they show up in the world in different ways than traditional, top-down authority structures
It has been a while since my last handpicked post as life got really busy for week or two.
Here is a collection of articles, podcasts, and even videos I have consumed over the last two weeks.
“You could be the best observer in the world but if you can’t communicate what it is that you see, it doesn’t do you any good.”
Last night facilitated the monthly Brisbane Business Analysts Meetup on Storytelling.
Well the more I learn about organisational story telling, the more I think it is a useful tool for a Business Analyst. I wanted to share this thought, and my experience learning about storytelling, with my peers.
Below is the script I wrote in preparation for the talk. Unfortunately, or fortunately, the talk was not recorded.
I veered off script immediately, as I knew I would. I embellished the talk with additional anecdotes and stories throughout. These are not captured here … as …. well … I can’t remember what they were … the impulse to tell a story welled up inside by and a story snuck out …
However, the structure of the talk below holds, and the key messages I wanted the audience to walk away are included.
Have you seen this video that went viral a few weeks ago?
If not have a look now before reading further.
It is tempting to judge harshly. It is obvious to the watching outsider, it makes no difference how many slices there are … it is still the same pizza.
Well, technically yes.
But that is not how our minds work. That is not how we perceive what is going on around us.
Look at the following image. Continue reading What Does the Size of a Pizza Slice Teach Us?