There’s a fantastic article on the NewScientist.com website, Six steps to a stress-free career. I wondered how well I was doing.[Read more…] about Six steps to a stress-free career
I interviewed my boss in a fit of nosiness to find out what lessons he learned from his first company, Intelligent Games, and how he does things now at Turbine, Articulate and Vincarta. It’s a lesson in how to start your first business.[Read more…] about 24 things I wish I’d known when I started my first business
As a boss, one of the biggest challenges is to build morale and the confidence of your team. It’s not easy. But it is important.
“It is lack of confidence, more than anything else, that kills a civilisation. We can destroy ourselves by cynicism and disillusion, just as effectively as by bombs,” said Kenneth Clark at the end of his classic TV series Civilisation.[Read more…] about How to improve morale and confidence: lessons from General Bill Slim
I have finally found the explanation for irrational overconfidence: the Dunning-Kruger effect. It explains the bombast on the internet and our current political situation.[Read more…] about Why I’m awesome: The Dunning-Kruger effect
So what’s the big idea? It’s a clearly-articulated concept that compels, unifies, differentiates, explains, inspires or motivates. I like Chris Wirthwein’s definition, in particular the elements of simplicity, originality and surprise. But like the judge’s definition of obscenity, ‘it’s hard to define but you’ll know it when you see it’. Whatever your ‘big idea’ might be, this article will help you find it.[Read more…] about How to have a big idea: 21 inspirational tips