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If you can imagine it you can do it

Pretend for long enough and you can do it for real. Over 40 years ago, My flying instructor(Sekovanic) said to me I don’t have to be in a plane learning to fly all I had to do was to do a mental rehearsal and go though the motions. The mind does not differentiate...

Fun da mental behaviour change

Habits like hygiene are easier if they are fun. This video brought in back to my mind… What are your thoughts… With corona virus now on everyone’s mind, one of the things we are starting to see more of is hand sanitizers. When hospitals first introduced them the...

Black Swan events happen more often than you think

Too little and too late ?Do you think we have reacted too little & too late re the #covid19 When Ebola happened I approached many health authorities with a contact tracking solution. The general response was we are too busy fighting a crisis to look and then when...

Fail to Plan and Plan to Fail

My article from LinkedIn Today is the 50th Anniversary of the landing of Apollo 11. While there is no doubt of the heroic endeavours of the crew and the hard work of 400,000 people who spent a decade on the project,, it is also down to good planning, systems and...

Canvases are great for putting your thoughts on paper

One of my favourite ways on working is to use Canvases to put all your thoughts in a concise format. Many of you may be familiar with the Business Canvas, but here is a wonderful one for products called the Product Discovery Canvas. Short and to the point and pretty...
Product and company lifestyle

Product and company lifestyle

The traditional model of a company coming into existence was about it developing a new product or service. If the product could scale to fund or support a company, a new company came into existence. Sometimes companies are made to be acquired for a variety of reasons,...

Evolution vs revolution and product roadmaps

Evolution vs revolution, understanding product roadmaps Is it better to redesign something new or repurpose and evolve an existing product ? The story about product design is as true for airlines and it is for utilities, train operators, computers, phone networks,...

What constraint defines the mindset in your business ?

When it comes to solving a problem and designing a solution, there is often one key factor or constraint that subsequently determines everything else. This critical factor or constraint is the first and most important thing that has to be solved or the problem needs...
The problem with updates – why users hate them ?

The problem with updates – why users hate them ?

I am in the middle of updating to IOS 12 and this has made me reflect. Prior to the internet and online updates. Change was less frequent, and software developers had to consider each batch of updates and upgrades more seriously due to the cost of sending disks etc....