Today is the 15th of March – the Ides of March. It’s a Roman day of religious observances, but perhaps best known as the day of Julius Caesar’s assassination, in 44 BC. It’s important to me for another reason – my mother’s birthday. She is far from my home in California, living in the south of England,Read more about The Ides of March[…]
Glen Small and Bjarke Ingels: vive la difference. Architect Glen Small writes about Bjarke Ingels in this article. The comparison is interesting: Both are full of energy and ideas. Their architectural strategies have a number of things in common. But they could not be more different from a business perspective. The Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) hasRead more about BIG and Small[…]
This is a great talk from Alain de Botton. It reflects an idea I’ve struggled with for many years: how to make use of and participate in the great religious ideas without subscribing to all the doctrinal mumbo-jumbo. He insightfully shows the many virtues of religious practice, and suggests that rather than throwing out theRead more about How anyone can benefit from religion[…]
I have been involved in strategy for a long time, both inside companies and as a consultant. I have been publishing some thoughts on how to apply strategy to business at www.tim-barnes.com.
Ray Kurtzweil is not only a respected technologist and innovator, he is also known as something of a futurist. His latest book, The Singularity is Near, argues that technology will radically change our experience of living, and will fix a lot of the things that eventually kill us. There’s a summary of some of theRead more about Technology will let us live forever[…]
At www.notesfromtheroad.com (he got the URL before me!) you will find a great site that’s described thus: Notes from the Road is a project in experimental travel writing – it is about subjective travel; the kind of real world of random things and real people. The author is Erik Gauger, and I’m impressed with hisRead more about Another “Notes from the Road”[…]
I had the chance to attend a panel discussion in London this week – at the Serpentine Gallery, in the inflatable bubble building. The topic was Web 2.0 – the set of techniques upon which this site is based. The meeting was sponsored by Banner – a UK agency that’s part of the WPP group.Read more about Web 2.0 – Inside the Bubble[…]
Nancy Wolfberg is a wise consultant and a friend for many years. She describes herself as an Executive Pathfinder. She has a website at http://www.wolfbergandassociates.com, and a blog here.When I was first getting started as an independent consultant she was kind enough to introduce me to one of her clients, and she gave me aRead more about A link to a friend…[…]