Month: November 2005

Power of ideas

John Maynard Keynes, the economist once said: “The ideas of economists and political philosophers, both when they are right and when they are wrong, are more powerful than is commonly understood. Indeed the world is ruled by little else. Practical men, who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influence, are usually the …

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Kabakovs’ at the Serpentine

A little blog interlude… If you live in London and you’ve not been to the Serpentine Galley then you’ve missed something good. And if you’ve not been recently you’ve not seen the Kabakov’s latest installation piece – The House of Dreams. I went on Saturday and it is great. I like installation art and this …

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Lean Solutions by Womack & Jones

I’ve raced through my latest book, sign of a good book, an interesting read, and most of all, a sign of large print! This month’s book has been Lean Solutions by Womack and Jones (2005), two of the original authors of The Machine That Changed the World (Womack, Jones & Roos, 1991). In some ways, …

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Outsourcing has downsides too

It seems that outsourcing is nothing to do, we regularly hear announcements of companies outsourcing one activity of another. And when I am gathered in professional company the topic of conversation frequently turns to outsourcing. When it does there are two reoccurring theme is, the first being fearful ones own job, and the second being …

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Drawing innovation to a close

It’s been about two weeks now since I started this series of blog entries on the subject of innovation. I have given the subject a lot of the thought both online and offline. What is interesting is that I came across nothing on a par with 3M’s “20% personal projects time” rule, that is. I’ve …

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