We judge what we don’t understand. And we don’t understand what we don’t hear.
I have just spent 10 mins trying to think about what was exciting about this past week. And nothing comes to mind. That’s scary. Think for a moment, the Big Bang was 65 billion years ago. First life on Earth began over 4.5 billion years ago. Dinosaurs went extinct 65 million years ago. Homo Sapiens first… Continue reading “Work” needs a branding change
An important aspect of communication is listening to what is not being said. Communication is a beast. Often you will hear someone say they are good in “communication”. Because they can talk. Take it from me, It does not make them a good communicator. Good communication is about listening as much as talking. And excellent communication… Continue reading Week 21 in text, listen to what is NOT being said
The highlight of this week was being at the IOT Tribe demo day at the Science Gallery in London. 8 startups pitched to a room full of investors, VCs, and Corporate Venturing folks. There were 8 early stage startups at revenue and pre-revenue stage. A quick line on them: One particular startup in this cohort… Continue reading Week 20 in text, waking up people pretending to be asleep
Week 19 of 2019 was like no other week, something changed. Every year we have 52 weeks. That’s fifty-two equal blocks that a year is split into. So why not 365 days? or 12 months? or 4 quarters? Why 52 weeks make a difference. Majority of people I come across fall into two categories, ones… Continue reading Week 19 in text, realising each year has 52 weeks
In 2018 I took the role of Venturing and Incubation Lead for R2 Data Labs at Rolls-Royce. I wanted to change some things and move the needle on change. At the time I wanted to disrupt the statement, “We always do it this way”. Now, I want to make that statement my objective. Let me… Continue reading “We always do it this way” as a new weapon of change
2018 has come to an end. I am facing the same problem I face every year. To write the end of year post. Usually, I write a review of how the year went. Keeping it rather formal on most occasions. Because it’s important to manage the message… I thought. Something happened this year that I… Continue reading A letter to my 2018
They most probably were. In fact, I would claim dinosaurs were quite agile for their times. And what happened to them? Bang. 💥 Something hit them. They didn’t see that coming. Dinosaurs 🦖went extinct over 60 million years ago. Being “Agile” doesn’t save you from going extinct. If your organisation in 201X wants aspires to be… Continue reading Were dinosaurs 🦖 Agile?
My wife runs a small e-commerce business. Selling halal gift boxes for those who follow the faith of Islam. It’s a growing niche and an untapped market for the price point she tries to match. She uses the Shopify platform to run her small business. And I have spent a number of hours on Shopify, Shopify… Continue reading Platforms don’t solve problems, they sell dreams
I was fortunate to be invited to the Finnish ambassador’s residence on 30th November 2018 to attend a session on A.I. A.I. = artificial intelligence In the session, there were talks from the Chairman of the NOKIA Board, and other focus, including a startup IRIS.AI. From the industry, Microsoft and Samsung had the opportunity to… Continue reading The elephant in the A.I. room