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Dept of Miscellany

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Johnnie Moore

I’m Johnnie Moore, and I help people work better together

Idly googling for the origins of the British slang term “bog standard” I stumbled into bog-standard.org – campaigning for better toilets in schools.

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Rambling thoughts on models

I went down to Surrey on Friday for long walk and pub lunch with Neil Perkin. We’d originally planned to run a workshop about agile

Planning as drowning

Antonio Dias offers a fascinating description of what goes wrong when drowning: What separates a swimmer from someone drowning is the way a swimmer acknowledges

Leadership as holding uncertainty

Viv picks out some nice ideas from Phelim McDermott on the subject of leadership. “We love the security of the illusion that someone is in

Concreting Complexity

I’ve been thinking about the urge to scale things lately – see here and here. I understand the concern with being able to effect big

The absurd

In moving house, I radically downsized my collection of books which I can highly recommend. I used to think I’d one day find a reason

Rewriting history…

Thanks to my Improvisation friend Kelsey Flynn I rambled into a letter cited in Margaret Cho’s Blog (go to Letter #1): Lately it seems like

Who says fun is dangerous?

I wanted to share this email doing the rounds this morning… AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE After every flight Qantas pilots fill out a form called a gripe

Thoughts for the day

These came to be via Tony Quinlan from Terry Tillman at 227company. “You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than

Christmas presence

Yesterday I got an email from Loren Ekroth of Conversation Matters. It touches on a favourite theme of mine and here it is verbatim. “Christmas

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Emotional debt

Releasing the hidden costs of pent up frustrations

Aliveness

Finding the aliveness below the surface of stuck

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Alaska Airlines

David Burn at AdPulp spots what looks like some unwise, unofficial blog activity by someone at Alaska Airlines having a go at Jeremy Hermanns’ blog account of an unfortunate problem

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The perils of “evidence-based”

Ben Goldacre has some interesting thoughts about what gets in the way of medicine being truly “evidence based”. Much the same would apply outside medicine. There are so many places

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The tyranny of the ideal

Dave Snowden‘s on good form here: …autocratic managers and the dark side of management consultancy have discovered how to keep their penny and still eat the bun. The way it

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My Brief Career

I’ve just read My Brief Career by Harry Mount. The blurb says Harry Mount’s hilarious account of his hellish year as a “pupil” – a trainee barrister in The Temple