Uncertainty and the Unknown Humans evolved to have a FEAR of uncertainty and the unknown for a very good reason. In general, it PROTECTS us from doing things or being in situations that could harm or even kill us, and those we care for. Some psychologist calls it the “fear that rules them all”, as … Continue reading Overcoming the Fear that Rules them All
MY INSIGHT OF THE WEEK – Exponential growth When Demand exceeds Supply, the first thing to do normally, is to look for the supply bottleneck. But is that always the case? Firstly, what do I mean by a “bottleneck?” A bottleneck is simply any resource where the demand that the system is placing on that … Continue reading Dealing with an Exponential Bottleneck: COVID-19
On the 12 March, I did a video post about COVID-19 and how easy it is to make mistakes when there is the “lethal” combination of exponential growth and finite resources. This is exactly the situation humanity and especially decision makers are facing today, due to the pandemic that is adding massive negative stress to … Continue reading The Two Main Reasons People Don’t Learn from Failure
Have you ever been frustrated with someone that was just not willing to approve a change that they agreed would be a good change for their organization? What could be blocking them? The answer is often that we often use simple rules-of-thumb for making these types of decisions. One such rule-of-thumb I call, “What you … Continue reading What you cannot quantify, you cannot justify
I have a question for you. How do you know whether what you believe is right or wrong? This is a question I first asked myself as a young boy after stumbling across Henry Ford’s famous quote in the September 1947 edition of my Grand Father’s prized collection of Readers Digests. Henry Ford famously said: … Continue reading Helpful or harmful?