Reframing Obstacles As Challenges

Recently my team and I discovered that a piece of work we had hoped to take a shortcut on would not work the way we had hoped. The shortcut we had taken meant that we were dealing with incomplete data. This wouldn’t have been a problem, except that we were right up against the deadline and Read More

You Learn Something New Every Day

I’ve titled this post with that common saying because while it is overused, it still captures something important about life. We are continually learning, without even trying much of the time, but a lot of people feel like the effortful learning that we do in school, college and university should end there. However, many studies have Read More

Books For Personal Growth: Smartcuts

I’ve just finished reading this book, Smartcuts: The Breakthrough Power of Lateral Thinking, and wanted to write about some of the ideas in the book. Before I begin, I’ll start with a little bit about how I ended up reading this book. I read a lot of books on my Kindle and whilst I prefer not Read More