Nice of Amazon to recommend my own book to me, see image below. I guess these much vaunted algorithms haven’t quite worked that one out yet! However I very much admire their taste – great book! Haha! The DM Handbook has sold around the world and still does… If you would like to contribute to […]Read more "Thank you Amazon!"
A departure. For many years on and and off I’ve collected american comics, particularly Marvel and mainly the original Uncanny X-Men series. Unless you’ve read the comics you won’t know it but most if not all of the films bear no resemblance to any of the original story lines at all. Even to changing the […]Read more "Dark Phoenix"
I’ve seen this in many project teams and organisations over the years. Interestingly I’m reading Rebel Ideas by Matthew Syed at the moment. More about that in another blog coming soon, but for now he talks about being trapped in the paradigm which is why i thought about “Prisoners of the Paradigm”. I will explain. […]Read more "Prisoners of the Paradigm meets a boiled frog on the road to Damascus"
Recently rediscovered the joy of using soft pencil on paper . Totally different feel to using my standard blue Bic or black fine liner. I now carry a supply of 8B. Not for me the mediocrity of your 3 or 4B . Express yourself . The feel of the soft roughness on nice paper . […]Read more "8B"
I’m sure I predicted this years ago, but here we are, you can find details from our recent launch event on this link: BIM4Cows launch news Cows in VR headsets, astounding. Followed closely by the new working group for Cephalapods: Cephalapods working group on 3D BIM Cuttlefish in 3D glasses. Whatever next? The world is […]Read more "Announcing BIM4Cows"
I’ve noticed this over the years. They come, they go. Senior managers, directors, the great and the good. Apparently. The young turks trying desperately to climb the ladders they see before them. Maybe it’s a by-product of the digital age – the billiard ball communication, smack! and off we go to the next thing. If […]Read more "Old school"
You know when you go somewhere . The first thing you notice is the green rat boxes dotted around in various places on the ground . Always so comforting. And you wonder if there’s a captured rat somewhere. A bit like Schrödinger’s cat really. Scary rat .Read more "The rat box"
Frustrated Mother overheard to her small daughter : Why are you falling over ? You’re walking in a straight line ! ” Struck me life is like that . It can seem straightforward and then you can still just fuck it up for no apparent reason . Food for thought. And hey – be careful […]Read more "Walk straight"
We plan, we dream, we draw pictures, charts, we write, we hope, we look to the horizon. The open water. We miss what is beneath our feet, and suddenly it’s gone. Life spins us on a sixpence. (Remember those?!) What then? As I once said “eternity is ever only a heart beat away.” Be careful […]Read more "The illusion of permanence"
“Your considerable industry experience spans over 40 years, in all kinds of roles. You’ve worked on a number of iconic projects with leading designers, and also with several of the big industry players. At the very least you’re good at what you do, you’ve written books, doing a PhD, led teams and networks, lectured at […]Read more "Apologies to Maverick 2020"