Multifaceted Interests

Understanding Complexity Humanity Ingenuity Efficiency Efficacy

I am interested in:

  • Understanding people, systems, interactions.
  • Transforming chaos and complexity.
  • Designing to embrace the messiness of humanity.
  • Fostering and leveraging the innate creativity of people.
  • Enabling efficacy and resilience of individuals and teams.

I like models for understanding and working with:

  • People and emotions
  • Systems and relationships
  • Analysing situations
  • Solving problems
  • Getting things done more effectively

Most recent blog post:

An exercise in non-differentiation

An exercise in non-differentiation

It must be really difficult to stand out in the clothing business these days. Or the marketing department/advertising company have given up trying in this case. “Woman Man Kids” as a tagline? Seriously? They are not even trying. Or are they actually selling women,...

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Posts about models and frameworks:

Acceptance or denial – it’s our choice

As we gain knowledge exponentially, we also uncover more ambiguities. We discover that life is not black and white, but rather infinite shades of gray. To some of us, this is an incredibly exciting time. With infinite diversity, combinations, alternatives, and...

Tailor communications to different knowledge levels

A business seldom has just a single audience group to communicate with. Tailoring the amount and type of information to each audience group, based on the level of knowledge that they already have about your field and your business, can maximise your communications...

Clarity in Design Thinking and Agile

Shared clarity is a critical part of any problem solving process. Only when all the stakeholders see the (same) forest can we move on in sync to create the appropriate deliverables. Strategic design processes understanding, knowledge, and ideas to arrive at a point of...

Design Thinking

Creative Problem-Solving Framework "Complacency with our traditional judgement based thinking methods is not enough. Our existing thinking habits are excellent just as the rear wheel of a motor car is excellent but not enough. We need to put far more emphasis on...

If it ain’t broke don’t break it (just make it better)

In innovation land, “if it ain’t broke, break it!” is a common sentiment coined by Tom Peters I think. All too often businesses stick to doing the same things because humans don’t really like change all that much. The risk is, sooner or later someone else is going to...

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