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Service as Technology

I want you to think of computers, how you buy upgrades to a game, new upgrades to your computer. Things that make it perform much better.

Now think of a service you can plug into a business. A service that once plugged in will upgrade the overall system.

Some ideas bouncing around:

Retail Sales Training – plug this technology into your retail chain and watch your average revenue per customer rise.

A catering company that provides healthy food in the workplace, watch overall health & wellbeing increase (maybe less staff downtime / sick leave).

Financial management (often a place it actually does exist).

July 31st, 2011

Decision Engines

That is a series of steps to share your logical thinking.

Teach your logical methodologies.  What’s logical to you in your specialist field of knowledge is not logical to everyone else .  They don’t know your tricks & tips.

Even if it’s absolutely simplistic – it’ll help other people make consistent exceptional decisions.

You won’t get it right initially but if you can get it 80% right, then you greatly reduce what’s coming over to you.


July 24th, 2011

[On] Idea Creation

To get great ideas, you need to have great input.

Great input, is information that is reasonably filtered & qualified.

The better quality information you process, the better your ideas.

July 20th, 2011

Gut Reaction

Is based on your prior knowledge & experience.

That is the greater knowledge & experience you hold, the better your gut reaction.

Realise that constraint, sometimes new stuff feels wrong because it’s completely out of your field of reference & prior experience.

What that means though is if you want to make better decisions, you need to feed & fuel your knowledge & experience.  That way you’ll make faster, better snap decisions.


July 18th, 2011

Sometimes the best opportunities

Are those right in front of you.


July 17th, 2011

Sliding or Climbing? Once you push a limit

It becomes the new benchmark.

Once you extend yourself to run 12km.  Suddenly anything less is poor performance.

Once you establish a new behaviour that is successful, anything less is mediocre.

Although…. the inverse is also true, once you let a standard slip, that becomes the new benchmark.  And you start sliding.



July 14th, 2011

It's a skill

That you’re good at half a dozen things.

Not a pro.

But good enough to get things moving along and effect change.

That is a skill within itself.

A skill that you can work on and get very effective at.

Thanks to @jamesmadelin for sharing.

July 6th, 2011


The consistent things about change:

1) It’s always relative.

2) It’s not that bad.

3) Our receptiveness to change depends on our internal risk scorecard (see: Risk Homeostasis).  In short we are happy with change in some parts of our lives not others.

4) It’s good for us.  Keeps us on our toes.

5) Change has flow on effects.  Always.  Ensure that change is having positive flow on.



July 6th, 2011

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