Team of Teams – Stanley McChrystal – Book Review

I really enjoyed this book. I found it on Goodreads and loved the title first and foremost! The narrative surrounds General Stanley McChrystal's time in Iraq as the leader of the Allied Forces fighting ISIS and other terrorist organisations. The general faced a new kind of enemy that was heavily decentralised, nimble and adaptable in … Continue reading Team of Teams – Stanley McChrystal – Book Review

Construction and the Art of Prediction

Much of an engineer's working life is spent predicting the future. Whether in relation to the physical world in the design space, or in project management predicting timelines and costs. This is a subject that has interested me over the past few years. Why is forecasting so difficult when we can design a bridge with … Continue reading Construction and the Art of Prediction

Problem Solving & Decision Making – Framing and finding the middle

Part 1 How was the movie? Good or bad? Should we tender for that project? Yes or No? Should I hire someone else? What colour should our logo be, blue or green? When should we launch our new product? Decisions are damn hard. We have to make so many as well. As you go about … Continue reading Problem Solving & Decision Making – Framing and finding the middle

Starting a Business – Planning – Part 2

Part 2.1Amazon had desks made of doors, which became a symbol of frugality, Facebook connected the world and 'moved fast and broke things', Apple had a famous garage and a visionary founder. These stories are part of who these companies are, part of their narrative, their origin, their mythology. Part 2.2There are likely one hundred … Continue reading Starting a Business – Planning – Part 2