History That We Sometimes Forget

As I was sorting through and cleaning up this site, I discovered this draft post that for some reason remained unpublished. That is now rectified. I had time on my hands recently and found myself in The Marin Civic Center. It had been a few years since I was there, but was good to catch …
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Strategy Maps

I have followed Simon Wardley for a while now – and have to say – it is tough to get into the essence of his work – but this video does it like no other introduction I have seen. Well worth a watch.
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The River No Longer Runs Through It

In October of Last Year I wrote : For a while now, I have been building a parallel set of thoughts which now has a permanent home here. It is a set of thoughts that live between the 140 characters of Twitter and this space which I am transitioning to more of an original thought / essay …
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Not Here … Over There …

After this post – that the other chap initiated, we got to talking about another post that we could – and should be writing – but still haven’t. But that didn’t stop me writing this post. You might enjoy it. And no … the other post which we haven’t written is not being ignored.   … Continue reading “Not Here … Over There …”

Spend Your Life Doing Something You Love

I was born in ’67 The year of Sgt. Pepper And are you experienced … no, not me. That would be Steven Wilson. Those lyrics are extracted from the track Time Flies, from the album The Incident. It’s a great song, and I was reminded of those opening lyrics when I saw that The Beatles …
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Shocking … But True … Part 2

Graham goes on… John says … Finally – I mean part one was four days ago … and in case you missed Part 1, it is here. Can’t rush literary craftsmanship. Well, actually, can and maybe should. But anyway… To recap: Stanley Milgram, a professor at Harvard, ran experiments in the ’60s … so glad … Continue reading “Shocking … But True … Part 2”

Careful When You Complain

The Other Chap Spotted This … … but left this chap to comment. So comment, this chap will. It being, of course, often tricky to persuade the Other Chap to comment… But first, a side note … I think this chap was left to comment since he is one that oft drops pen on paper … Continue reading “Careful When You Complain”

Shocking… But True … Part 1

John … I mean – who else? ahem …. what is ‘truth’ #justsayin Graham was reminded… …that it’s been more than 50 years since Stanley Milgram’s famous, or notorious, “electroshock” experiments, that claimed to show how compliant people would be to authority figures. So compliant, in fact, that they would electroshock a stranger at lethal … Continue reading “Shocking… But True … Part 1”

Shocking… But True … Part 1

John … I mean – who else? ahem …. what is ‘truth’ #justsayin Graham was reminded… …that it’s been more than 50 years since Stanley Milgram’s famous, or notorious, “electroshock” experiments, that claimed to show how compliant people would be to authority figures. So compliant, in fact, that they would electroshock a stranger at lethal … Continue reading “Shocking… But True … Part 1”

Keeping It In The Family

As The Other Chap Pointed Out … … it isn’t really a cartoon. Then again, this chap is not so convinced that these chaps are so concerned about definitions, that they wouldn’t want to share such an excellent reminder of how fast definitions change in these parts. John Says: Exactly!