January 30, 2020

Yes, I know it's the second to last day of January, and we only have 11 months to go, but I have needed to get my head around a few things.  I'm struggling to believe it is 2020!  In my youth, this year was akin to science fiction.  It was too far into the future for u...

December 16, 2019

A topic close to my heart.  In fact it should be close to all our hearts.  Whatever you may think New Zealand's future is, you can be sure it will be closely linked to those dastardly four legged beasts that continue to mess up our waterways and offend those lovely veg...

July 8, 2019

Firstly, thank you for being so patient and waiting for my next Blog!  Yes, it has been some time.  I would like to think I have spent the intervening months learning lots of new stuff that I can share with you all.  That will make your days appear shorter and more int...

January 7, 2019

Interesting word, "musings."  It's a word we don't see very much these days.  Is that because its on old English word, derived from Old French "muser" (meditate, waste time), or possibly medieval Latin "musum" (muzzle).  I looked it up in my "Little Oxford Dictionary o...

October 11, 2018

I recently moved house.  Firstly, I put this forward as a very reasonable and justifiable excuse for not keeping to my normal "rhythm" of sending this Management Thinking blog.  I have been too busy!  But, as most of you know, that's not an excuse.  In fact that is a r...

July 27, 2018

This is a 3 minute read
Make sure you download the picture today - it is very topical, in a humorous way!
My thanks to Farnam Street for the inspiration for todays blog.

I talk often about Second Level Thinking.  Today I want to confirm understanding and put forward t...

June 18, 2018

I have always liked "principles."  They must satisfy my need to simplify the complex.  The problem is I seem to have gathered together too many "lists" of them.  The result?  I fear they could possibly be complicating the simple.  So of late I have been in search of a...

May 21, 2018

Reading time 4 minutes.

Jeff Bezos is the Founder and CEO of Amazon.  Every year he writes a report to all "Shareowners" as he calls them, which include every stakeholder in the business, including staff.  His 2018 version has a wonderful explanation of why high stand...

April 14, 2018

This read is three minutes.

Yes.  Here we go again.  That word.  FOCUS!!  First some research:

  • Under lab conditions, college students in the U.S. were only able to stay focused and do "important" work for 3-5 minutes - before they interrupted what th...