Boiled Frog I’m sure you know the anecdotal story. Take a frog, chuck it in a pan of boiling water, it’ll jump out. Of course! However, put the same frog in a pan of cold water and gently raise the temperature, and you’ll cook it to death. It is a modern-day parable for how our […]Read more "…Boiled frogs….the men in grey suits…..and none of the above……."
I think really I’ve had enough. Whilst I have a lot of time for Gen Y, the millenials, the digital natives, or whatever current tag they go by these days, sometimes its like people my age are just going to bide their time, tread water, and make way for these future leaders of industry, and […]Read more "Just when you thought it was safe…..the grumpy old dinosaurs strike back!"
At various meetings, the thorny subject of education and training of construction professionals often comes up. There is always recognition we need change. The issue is that it will take a long time for the institutions to respond at the speed we need. At this rate China will just come over here and do it […]Read more "Silos, tribes, ants and bees…"
I was at a dinner a while ago with those very nice people at Surrey SATRO who do great things for young people. (www.satro.org.uk/ ). I was talking with a digital security expert and he opened my eyes to what has already happened around us. It is as though the tide came in or the […]Read more "actually the train left some time ago……"
Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook has achieved some notoriety recently with her book, Lean In , which is about feminism and women in the workplace. The title is interesting – it reminds me of some advice I was given by the Senior Partner of a practice I once worked for – when there are difficult […]Read more "Lean in – you old dogs – and learn some new tricks!"
A long long long time ago in a life that seems a million miles away now I worked as a Technical Manager at RIBA Information Services – I had a great time and learned a lot of stuff about data management, IT, the web and all kinds of things which have served me well in […]Read more "Uniclass is the new sexy…"