15 Things that changed my perspective so far this year

Reading Time: 5 minutes   Wiser – how group decisions can let us down 50 years since the term “groupthink” was first coined it is still alive and well in the corridors of power in government, business, finance and elsewhere. This readable book by Cass Sunstein & Reid Hastie systematically unpicks the aspects of human nature that can lead … More 15 Things that changed my perspective so far this year

[Books] Wiser (part 2) – getting past groupthink to better outcomes

Reading Time: 3 minutes Authors Cass Sunstein and Reid Hastie have put together an excellent and readable taxonomy of the “bugs” that can afflict group decision making and cause groups to blunder in their book Wiser. In the first part of this blog I discussed their dissection of the causes of group decision making failure. How can we make … More [Books] Wiser (part 2) – getting past groupthink to better outcomes

[Books] Wiser – how group decisions can let us down

Reading Time: 5 minutes I’m sure you can picture the scene. A group sits down to make a critically important decision. Much discussion follows. One person after another lays out their views, lots of points are made. There are some clear areas of agreement. Nods all round. The answer starts to become clear. With a few changes a consensus … More [Books] Wiser – how group decisions can let us down

Top 2017 Reads: Blogs, Articles, Books & Podcasts that changed my perspective in 2017

Reading Time: 5 minutes Why a Focus on Personality Matters Fascinating insights from Deloitte and Harvard Business Review helped me understand the role of personality in workplace interactions, and allowed me to re-interpret my relationships with colleagues and peers more productively   volatilityviewpoint.w… Ray Dalio’s Principles Embrace reality and deal with it. Fail well. Understand that tension is key … More Top 2017 Reads: Blogs, Articles, Books & Podcasts that changed my perspective in 2017

Five unexpected learnings from Ray Dalio’s Principles

Reading Time: 6 minutes Sure, Ray Dalio is well known for his approach to “radical transparency” and the uncompromising way he has implemented that (as well as the extraordinary investment success of his firm, Bridgewater), but his recent book Principles held learnings for me in a number of unexpected areas including: mistakes and failure , the art of disagreement … More Five unexpected learnings from Ray Dalio’s Principles

The end of email?

Reading Time: 6 minutes   Email is like a tax that we all collect from each other. Tiago Forte Over recent years the influence of changes in technology has changed the way we communicate in our personal lives. We are the whatsapp, Facebook and Instagram generation. The number of different available platforms and formats has led to helpful thinking … More The end of email?