Archives August 2021

What are the odds?

Imagine that you have bought a ticket as a space tourist. You ask what are the odds of survival and they tell you “Astronauts have a 97% chance of survival” (true).
Then you ask “yes but what are *my* chances of surviving *my* trip?”.

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Blog posts for July 2021

Every month we summarise our blog posts, to tempt you to read a few.


Good managers play golf

Or whatever pastime…

People are not a cost

Until employers cease to see workers as an expense, and start to see them as humans beings, there will never be peace in the workplace.

Responsibility for failure

We take responsibility for our mistakes and learn how not to do that again. But more importantly we share that learning or better still play a role in a bigger learning exercise, so that nobody else has to make that mistake again.

Managers are victims too

Management are victims of the work systems as much as anyone else. Don’t blame the person, (help them) fix the system.

Estimates are not a commitment

There is much debate about estimates. I can see the necessity. What matters is the culture around them.


There are interesting parallels between parenting and management. The authors recently wrote a book on parenting in Vietnamese in conjunction with our son David.

This is how we view raising teens. Look at how similar this is to the ideas of better ways of managing.

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