It was one of those moments when I realised that my greatest strength was also my greatest weakness. “I can’t believe how well you simplify things!”, I said. “I can’t believe how well you complicate things!”, he replied. And it wasn’t just me. Over the preceding days we had both read and evaluated many tenders. […]
We all knew it was mess. Every year the club would email application forms to members. They would then print, complete, attach a cheque, put in an envelope and mail back – sometime over the following days, weeks or months; if at all. The cheques were banked, except for the odd one that was rejected. […]
You’ve seen it on the news thousands of time. “Government criticised for failing / cutting / changing X”. No wonder government is so slow! Change is painful, status quo feels safe and easy by comparison. I have just finished an 8 month assignment in a major government reform program. These are the top 5 tactics […]
Regular readers might recall my earlier post where I described my experiences of hiring overseas expertise to design and build a web based database system. Testing is now finished and we launch tomorrow. I’ve learned 5 very valuable lessons.
The more options we have the less likely we are to chose any of them. This statement has been particularly true for me in getting my own own business to embrace new opportunities from the online world. Now 12 months into that journey I thought it would be useful to share my learnings.
Are you working in IT and frustrated by work being sent offshore to low cost markets like India? Sorry you’re gonna hate my story about Elance – the eBay of international service freelancing.