Random (and hopefully useful) thoughts at the intersection of Design, IT, Psychology, and Business.

Social gaps generate potential energy

Hypothesis: We have societal systems that deliberately create and maintain inequalities. Because it is in these inequalities/gaps that lie the potential energy to create vast wealth (for those with the means to leverage this potential energy.) Put another way: If...

Luck vs fate

In any given circumstances, we can be lucky, or not. That’s just the way it is. There’s not a lot we can actually control in life. And certainly not the big stuff; the life-changing stuff. All we can do is be ready for each opportunity as best as we can. But without...

Doing diversity is hard!

Organisational leadership self-selects for homogeneity. It is in our nature to seek out those who are most similar to us. Organisational leaders are no different. The “old boys/girls club” is a default setting of our psyche. Diversity is easy to say and hard to do....

Installing WAMP Server 64-bit

The internet is a great resource - when you can find the right step-by-step instructions at just the right level of depth. I had recently spent several hours trying to install WAMP Server on a laptop, using instructions cobbled together from multiple sources, and...

03667 WedgeWave

An experiment in repeating a model in Photoshop. This uses way fewer bricks! I'll need to look at photography techniques to reduce the extreme perspective....

Three ways to do innovation

Imposed: Top down. Directive. Easy to execute and tick off the to-do list. Limited relevance to operational realities. External consultants can come with generic “learn how to be creative” materials that are not tailored to the reality of participants. Worst case:...

00351 Facade

Another experiment with unusual Lego elements. Movable privacy and sun shades on a facade. A larger number of these (on a larger model) can bring an organic element to the whole...

Two assets lost in restructures

When an organisation restructures its operations, it runs the risk of losing two core invisible assets - tacit corporate knowledge and established goodwill. These assets are invisible because they can be hard to quantify financially, and because the effects of their...

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