Personal Articles

Stop the waste the latest management fad

When I came out of university in the 90s, it was TQM. Then we moved into BPM and Process Re engineering, followed by six sigma and lean and lately, graduated into scaled Agile. During these many years I learned how to work in and with top down and matrix management, management by objectives and by consensus.  I Experienced the cubical office, the open space hot desking and the mandatory bean...

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My 2018 Reading list

This is my personal reading list for 2018. It reflects this year focus on building a new business as well as a comprehensive research into people and organisations. Many of the books this year contributed and shaped my thinking as I was creating the Adaptive Futures Framework. There are also some sidetrack books that I found intriguing on a personal level. I hope you enjoy it! #11 DIAGNOSING AND...

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“MasterChef” – 8 key lessons to take away

I don’t watch most “reality" shows.  I often find that these programmes exploit human weaknesses as a way to make cheap entertainment. However, I take an exception with MasterChef (the Australian version). I love good food and appreciate the creativity, innovation and mastery that go into making a master chef dish. Even more than that, I am inspired by how the show is able to create a space for...

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In retrospect – 3 lessons learned on being an Entrepreneur

“Being an entrepreneur is living a meaningful and adventurous life; it requires courage, commitment, and curiosity to learn” Hadas It has been six months since I created this definition for myself. Many things happened that mixed work and personal life, I had to develop new skills and face new and sometimes uncomfortable realities. In retrospect, it's definitely shaping to be one of the most...

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Why being 50 is the new black

...and the best age to become an entrepreneur   First of all why not? And if not now, when?   “Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek”. Barack Obama   We tend to link start-ups with young, poor students with a dream to change the world or make huge amount of money (or both), who stumbled on...

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