Photographers of Life

Photographers of Life

Is photography a recipe and metaphor for living? Should we make similar decisions about shutter speed, depth of field, subject composition and photo vantage point in our life, as we do taking pictures? As photographers, we know that together, those four things add power and impact to the picture. We juggle them and toggle betweenContinue Reading Photographers of Life

Flexibility and Governance

Flexibility and Governance

A political party (or school) wants to change voter (or student) behaviour. They can attempt this by challenging the assumptions held (reality replacing perception, or perception replacing reality, witness fake news, propaganda and misinformation by governments) to improve the expectations (foster hope), to in turn improve aspirations (ambition). Ultimately it is voters’ aspirations (for fameContinue Reading Flexibility and Governance

Green Automation and Business Flexibility (the holy grail)

Green Automation and Business Flexibility (the holy grail)

Green Automation (GA) combines business initiatives involving both green initiatives and automation initiatives. A quick web search on green automation brings up services relating to automated greenhouse hydroponics. But GA is a much broader opportunity than that. Then if you combine GA with Business Flexibility thinking, the opportunity space for innovation moves to an evenContinue Reading Green Automation and Business Flexibility (the holy grail)

Fake News and Business Flexibility

Fake News and Business Flexibility

Sadly, so-called fake news is an age-old problem. And an annoying fixture in business life. So-called fake news in a business setting can include: • accidental distortion – a version-control problem, information-relay error, false logic, false assumption, static, reference error or typo. Or something misheard – perhaps generating a colourful rumour on the office grapevine.Continue Reading Fake News and Business Flexibility

Board size and Business Flexibility (BFL)

Board size and Business Flexibility (BFL)

Boards represent the strategic decision-making authority of an organisation and are ultimately accountable when things go wrong for the organisation. Effective boards have voting rights and clear lines of delegation to the executive – the senior management team running the organisation on a daily basis, typically headed up by the chief executive. In terms ofContinue Reading Board size and Business Flexibility (BFL)

Design, Control, Film Directing and Personal Flexibility

Design, Control, Film Directing and Personal Flexibility

‘A good director makes a playground and allows you to play.’ Martin Landau ‘People think that the director’s direct actors. No. Really, what the director’s doing is directing the audience’s eye through the film.’ Julianne Moore ‘Directing is very close to choreography; you deal with space, time, emotions, lighting, making beautiful images.’ Benjamin Millepied ‘IContinue Reading Design, Control, Film Directing and Personal Flexibility