Is common sense more useful than the rule book when you are making decisions

This is the second of three post (First one here) about some work using SenseMaker to trying and get a better understanding of attitudes towards risk. In particular how ‘well manged risk’ works in relation to innovation and major changes. Text from the original post is below, with the hopefully familiar ‘What’s the PONT?’ added at the […]

The Life Cycle of a Silver Bullet

“Silver Bullets could actually be called Silver Boomerangs, because they keep coming back…”.  A lovely observation from Matt Wyatt which doesn’t need much explanation, and I’ll pick it up again later. It was prompted by the previous post, A lesson from the Lone Ranger on Pascale’e Management Fads and Silver Bullet Syndrome, which led to […]

Silver Bullet Syndrome and Richard Pascale’s Management Fads

“There isn’t a Silver Bullet solution” is one of those phrases that gets used quite a lot, you might have heard someone use it during a lapse into ‘management speak’? Two things make me wonder about this; in many situations people actually want the ‘Silver Bullet’ and secondly, this is despite the fact they know […]

Dog Poo! From Hero to Zero to Hero. A Brief Circular History

How can a noxious substance like dog poo move between multiple uses in society? a manufacturing process ‘raw’ material sought after by humans,  a public nuisance leading to enforcement and prosecution, and  a new opportunity to light the streets and improve communication? To put some context around my sudden interest in dog poo, it’s featured […]