I alluded to this earlier today. Visionaries. People who make change happen. Who fly high, and see further, but crash and burn occasionally. What makes them tick? What keeps them going? Why do they do what they do? Through the pain, rejection, seeming failure, time and time and time again. Yet each time they rise […]Read more "Visionaries"
I attended Digital Construction Week at Excel in London a few weeks back. Amazing how the show has grown and developed over the last few years. I was struck by the number, breadth and depth of exhibitors there. Covering all aspects of digital across the Built Environment. I wondered how many of these firms existed […]Read more "The Millennial Dilemma"
My dear people. We have on one hand a wonderful industry populated with some incredibly creative ingenious and innovative people. Some of whom it has been my privilege to work with in the past and still do. And yet… That value that these people create is rarely properly recognised or valued. I have a friend, […]Read more "We LIKE your stuff…BUT we can’t put a VALUE on it…so we WON’T PAY you for it…BUT we’re more than HAPPY TO USE it…!"
Are you a crow or a goose? Every watched a flock of crows? Known collectively as a murder. No pattern, wheeling and cawing, all over the place, but wonderful intelligent creatures. Every watch a flock of geese in flight? Known as a team, skein, wedge I think. In formation, changing position in the vee shape […]Read more "Murder the team…"
you see them every day… absorbed, distracted, walking down the street, oblivious to their surroundings, some even appear to talk to themselves, complete with gestures and hand signals. of course they’re engaged with a piece of tech. usually a smart phone which most of the time is visible but sometimes not. so you can understand. […]Read more "they walk among us…the zombies are here…"
My my! Doesn’t time fly when you’re having fun and changing an industry….! Two years ago we launched the UK BIM Alliance, http://www.ukbimalliance.org To focus on Level 2 Business As Usual and the digital transformation of our industry. A good thing. And much time passed…We are still here! We launched at DCW – Digital Construction Week […]Read more "Gimme a U…Gimme a K…Ra! Ra! Ra!"
Many years ago a friend bought me a book by Paolo Coelho, “The Alchemist”. It’s one of those books I return to every so often. A touchstone. It’s an allegory about a boy who follows his dream, to find his treasure, his Personal Legend. Maybe it’s not for everyone. But for me there’s always been […]Read more "Your Personal Legend – why do we dream?"