I came across this speech transcript when I was writing a piece about managing geeks. I wrote it eons ago when I was running Intelligent Games (IG), a computer games company. I’m sure that I didn’t always practice what I preached but looking back some of the points still seem pretty valid for how to manage creativity more generally.[Read more…] about How to manage creativity
Thanks to franchises like James Bond, an air of glamour and mystery surrounds the MI5 and the secret services (cue music).
It all seems so far removed from our everyday working lives that it’s hard to imagine it has anything in common with mundane management or business basics.
The reality, however, is very different from Ian Fleming’s fiction.[Read more…] about What makes a great boss: leadership lessons from MI5
I love my current clients – this isn’t about them. But in the past, mainly when I was a freelance journalist, I have had to deal with a few clients that were very difficult. They went from profit to pain.[Read more…] about What’s your ‘profit to pain’ ratio for client management?
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Here rolls the sea
And even here
Lies the other shore
Waiting to be reached
Is the everlasting present
Not anywhere else
No watch on earth, no matter how expensive, is going to give you an extra minute of your life. No camera, no matter how elegant, is going to freeze time. When we talk about time management, we try to save time – but time doesn’t save, it passes.[Read more…] about Why the next ten minutes are the most important in your whole life