Rediscovering my curiosity at Creative Melbourne

As I write this I am somewhere over the middle of Australia, flying back to Perth after participating in a 3 day event that was fun, challenging and highly insightful. The conference was Creative Melbourne, and I am proud to say I was one of the inaugural speakers.… Continue reading

Teddies, Fetishes and the Management Consulting Scam

Send to Kindle What if I told you that the key to becoming a successful management consultant was to become a Teddy Bear? What if I also told you that it involves fetishes? You might be re-checking the URL to make sure you are on the right site! Fear not,… Continue reading

My new book about Teddies and fetishes is out…

Send to Kindle   Hi all I am pleased to announce that my new business book, The Heretic’s Guide to Management: The Art of Harnessing Ambiguity is now available in ebook format (The print edition is still a couple of weeks away). Once again I wrote this with Kailash Awati… Continue reading

The ASS Scale. The best 2*2 management model ever!

So today I was inspired to come out of blogging hibernation because I saw possibly the worst dodgy 2*2 management matrix ever. The piece below was something that was originally going to be part of my next book with Kailash – as we spend some time on why… Continue reading

Glyma is now open source!

Hi all If you are not aware, my colleagues and I have spend a large chunk of the last few years developing a software tool for SharePoint called Glyma (pronounced “Glimmer”). Glyma is a very powerful  knowledge management solution for SharePoint 2010/2013, that deals with knowledge that is… Continue reading

Help me visualise the pros and cons of hybrid SharePoint 2013…

Like it or not, there is a tectonic shift going on in the IT industry right now, driven primarily by the availability of a huge variety of services hosted in the cloud. Over the last few years, organisations are increasingly procuring services that are not hosted locally, much… Continue reading

Join me learning Dialogue Mapping in the UK/Ireland in September

Hi all I will be in the UK in the first week of September for various matters (like watching Kate Bush in concert) and while I am there will be running a 2 day Dialogue Mapping introductory class. If you liked Heretics Guide to Best Practices, or If… Continue reading

Rewriting the knowledge management rulebook… The story of “Glyma” for SharePoint

Send to Kindle“If Jeff ever leaves…” I’m sure you have experienced the “Oh crap” feeling where you have a problem and Jeff is on vacation or unavailable. Jeff happens to be one of those people who’s worked at your organisation for years and has developed such a deep working knowledge… Continue reading

“Assumption is the mother of all f**k ups”

My business partner, Chris Tomich, is the John Deacon of Seven Sigma. In case you do not know who John Deacon is, he is the bass player from Queen who usually said very little publicly and didn’t write that many songs (and by songs I mean blog posts).… Continue reading

Powerful questions part 1: The platitude buster question

Hi all I’ve been a little busy lately so haven’t had sufficient time to write many articles. This will likely continue for a while as I’m also planning the next heretical book with Kailash. But the other day on a whim, I decided to record a short video… Continue reading