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Storm Eunice.

Storm Eunice.

Eunice’s blows were both powerful and anticipated, yet specific consequences cannot be predicted. Which trees will stand and which fall can never be known accurately in advance.

The same can be said for running a business.

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The Star.

The Star.

It was a chance encounter. I had been walking with a friend and we had decided to have a pub lunch together.

What we found was a fabulous establishment with a menu that promised an extraordinary lunch.

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Intentional Mastery

Intentional Mastery

I started writing. Words became sentences, sentences became paragraphs and paragraphs became chapters. Towards the end of the two years I had something approaching 50,000 words, just a rough draft.

Much more than that though, I had two years’ worth of thinking, of developing the thinking and garnering (and testing) insights.

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Take the next turn…

Take the next turn…

On the road, the signposts stop when you reach your destination, but in business I’m not sure anyone ever stops travelling. We always have to communicate about what we are delivering, about what we could deliver, and continue to build the relationships that are needed for business to thrive. 

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Whoops, Apocalypse

Whoops, Apocalypse

We don’t plan to fail and we like to think that we are in control of our own destiny in a way that allows us to bring things back when they slip. Hoping that things will work out is the optimists’ curse, fearing that they won’t is the pessimists’ curse.

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It’s Just a Checklist

It’s Just a Checklist

I don’t mention anything about technology, software, hardware, process design and so on. All of these things can help to support how a process is implemented, but none of them can design the process, nor its purpose.

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