Black Swan Farming

Motto – move fast and break things

Context matters

Randall Munroe of XKCD with a nice example of why useful rules of thumb that apply well in one context don’t always apply elsewhere… I hear lots of these. People with a software background seem to...

big screen iphone

This time, it’s personal

We are about to see a significant shift of focus in personal computing. The smartphone is fast approaching saturation. It’s gotten to the point where if your mother doesn’t have a smartphone that’s abnormal. There’s clearly...

Gut-feel Shit for brains

Why bother *quantifying* the Cost of Delay?

Quantifying the Cost of Delay of the things we are working on helps us with: Improving the ROI delivered with a scarce resource Managing the demands of multiple stakeholders Making sensible economic trade-offs Changing the focus...

Those who say it cannot be done

We can’t afford mismanagement

Horace Deidu recently started working at The Clayton Christensen Institute, to help further develop the theory of disruptive innovation. Here, he nails his thesis on the door of Wall Street: Because firms are increasingly determining...