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5 Ways An Organisation Can Fail Its Digital Transformation

We live in a dynamic era one in which a new trend today can become a way of life tomorrow.

Those who don’t adapt to these changes are at risk of falling significantly behind.

It can be worse for organisations because those who don’t adapt are at risk of perishing.

The Unwritten Laws of Engineering

One of my favourite business and engineering books is probably one you’ve never heard of – The Unwritten Laws of Engineering by W.J. King.  Originally published in 1944 as three articles in Mechanical Engineering Magazine, the flagship publication of the American...
5 Ways An Organisation Can Fail Its Digital Transformation

5 Ways An Organisation Can Fail Its Digital Transformation

We live in a dynamic era one in which a new trend today can become a way of life tomorrow.

Those who don’t adapt to these changes are at risk of falling significantly behind.

It can be worse for organisations because those who don’t adapt are at risk of perishing.

The Unwritten Laws of Engineering

The Unwritten Laws of Engineering

One of my favourite business and engineering books is probably one you’ve never heard of – The Unwritten Laws of Engineering by W.J. King.  Originally published in 1944 as three articles in Mechanical Engineering Magazine, the...

Time To Let It Go …

So here is the scenario ... I'm running as fast as I can alongside my 5 year old son’s bike, initially holding onto his seat to make sure he does not fall. I’ve made sure we are on a quiet road and there are no cars or obstacles for him...

Accidental CTO, Reflections on Before and Since

I have tried to detail in this blog specific changes in my role as I took on this new status as CTO and the challenges I personally faced. This week I’ve been reflecting on how my life looked before and since.

No-One Ever Told Me …. It Gets Lonely At The Top

No-One Ever Told Me …. It Gets Lonely At The Top

What is your expectation of an effective leader?

Confident. Knowledgeable. Charismatic. Good Orator. Natural Leader. Inspiring. Expert.

But in addition, how about lonely and/or isolated?

Forget Tech Change, It’s Culture Change That Matters Now

Managing change has always been at the core of a technology leader’s job description but whereas 10-15 years ago the focus was on tech change, today it’s more likely to be people and culture change that a tech leader has to deal with.