"I'd overcommitted myself – only to find I couldn’t possibly deliver on everything I’d promised. I had no choice but to communicate the issue in the best way I could."
These days there's an app for everything. They can range from the truly weird (like Nothing – literally a screen that shows the word "nothing" on it and does, well… absolutely nothing), to the utterly infuriating, yet fascinating (try Do Not Press The Red Button, where you seemingly have to avoid pressing a big red […]
Imagine you are a violinist. It's the evening before a big concert at the Lincoln Center. It's your debut for the New York Philharmonic Orchestra! On the program is Mahler's epic fifth symphony. For some bizarre reason, you decide to go rogue. You're going to keep the sheet music for this particularly challenging piece locked […]
The word "scrum" brings to mind some vivid images – Black Friday shoppers, rush-hour commuters, mud-covered rugby football players jostling above a ball. And how about this one: business people standing together to review progress on a project? The last two images are more related than you might think. Scrum is a project management approach […]
Some years ago, I worked for a multinational that struggled to move fast. While our competitors responded quickly to changing markets and embraced new technologies, our leaders hesitated, unsure of what their next move should be. By the time they settled on their response, the company had lost a lot of ground. But we were […]