Monthly Archives: August 2017

The Peter Principle

Why there’s a lot of bad managers out there: The Peter principle is a concept in management theory formulated by educator Laurence J. Peter and published in 1969. It states that the selection of a candidate for a position is … Continue reading

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William Grey Walter

William Grey Walter was an American-born British neurophysiologist and robotician who spent much of his life here in sunny Bristol. His main claim to fame is that he created some of the world’s first electronic autonomous robots, which he referred … Continue reading

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Cognitive Bias – Ultimate Guide

Simon from Geek Wrapped got in touch asking if I’d link to their article on Cognitive Biases, something Ive written about here before. Here it is for your reading pleasure – The Cognitive Bias Survival Guide. Nice work team Geek … Continue reading

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The evolution of status

Status used to be about having a bigger car or a bigger house. Now status chiefly comes from our reputation – the stuff we can share online. So actually it’s our experiences; the things that we can show people that … Continue reading

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Mappa Mundi

The Hereford Mappa Mundi is the largest medieval map known to still exist. It is a map drawn up by medieval monks to depict our world, based on myths, legend and the monks imagination of distant lands. Beautiful, but laughably … Continue reading

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The Time Is Right For Brands To Join The AR Revolution

Article original posted on the Zone website Augmented reality is about to explode – and the opportunities for brands to cash in are plentiful, says Zone senior UX designer James Reece… Beyond the hype and the novelty, the thing that’s … Continue reading

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How to write a problem statement

An example of a quick, simple framework for describing the problem your team will be solving. the specific problem, or user need, the team is addressing the result of the problem the situation, explaining why the problem is a priority … Continue reading

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Eric Reis discusses the ‘The 5 Whys’

Eric Reis discusses Toyota’s famous technique for identifying root causes. More here

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Scaling Agile @ Spotify with Tribes, Squads, Chapters & Guilds

Old gold: how Spotify attempted to solve some of the problems inherent in having large cross discipline Agile teams https://ucvox.files.wordpress.com/2012/11/113617905-scaling-agile-spotify-11.pdf

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The Sean Ellis Test

Sean Ellis ran a consulting company, 12in6, that specialized in helping startups during their growth transition stage (post Product/Market Fit). As a condition to taking on a client, he conducted a qualitative survey across a sampling of the company’s users … Continue reading

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