In March 2016, world champion Lee Sedol pitted his skills in the game of Go against the AlphaGo algorithm developed by DeepMind in a series of five matches. Sedol famously lost, however something quite ground breaking happened in the 37th move of the second game.
The vast majority of new build offices are large open plan edifices, designed to encourage co-operation and collaboration. Removing the office ‘walls’ is seen to enable greater collaboration, open dialogue and hot housing of ideas that will ultimately make organisations more innovative and effective. Is this true?
Whilst reflecting upon a client dilemma that they deemed impossible to solve, I recalled the above statement from something I had recently read. Despite all of the challenges that Dr King could have spoken about in his seminal address in Washington in 1963, he chose to focus on the outcome (“I have a dream…”) with historic implications.
On April 9, 2017, O’Hare International Airport police forcibly removed passenger Dr. David Dao from United Express Flight 3411.
Those of you who have been following my posts for a while will recognise the issues of “busyness” that I often mention. This is where we have never ending streams of email, calls, instant messages…
We have to make choices in life all the time. Some are much more significant than others. When I discuss this with friends, colleagues and clients, I often find that the sheer effort of thinking about some decisions means that people simply don’t make decisions.
Do you ever wonder why President Obama always wears the same suit?
Over the summer I was at a business network event and met someone who I will call Ed. He was very young, a little disheveled and looked like he had just got out of bed (his hair was all over the place, his shirt was un-ironed and hanging out). He was clearly out of his comfort zone and seemed quite overawed by the event.