Alex Osterwalder the Business Model Alchemist

I  have been a fan of Alex Osterwalder since i started to read his business model alchemist blog, having used the Business Model Canvas in several projects and most recently as a tool in Claimbase it has great merit. Its worth watching this video to get an understanding of Alex Osterwalder thinking and see if it fits with your current process and tool kit.



Worshipful Company of Management Consultants Spring Gala

The IC attended the Spring Gala of the Worshipful Company of Management Consultants on the 17th at the Guildhall an amazing venue, and a insite in to the Worshipful Company’s.

As a guest I was impressed by the amount of charitable work done by WCOMC and believe that the IC should look towards this as an example of corporate social responsibility.

Hugh Taylor London IC  Chair
A small selection of the artwork
The entrance with cadets

Sir John Harvey Jones

By Monday, March 12, 2012 0 , Permalink 0

Sir John Harvey Jones was a massive influence on me when I was growing up and probably the reason I am in the consulting profession. Little did my parents know that the programme we watched now and again about business would have ignited a life long interest.

Sir John Harvey Jones came up in discussion during two separate meetings today and thought I just had to acknowledge the impact he had on me.

Also read this article

The Project Team (funny)

By Thursday, February 23, 2012 0 , Permalink 0

A funny outline of the project team from Mr Me blog

  1. Project Manager is a Person who thinks nine Women can deliver a baby in One month
  2. Developer is a Person who thinks it will take 18 months to deliver a Baby.
  3. Onsite Coordinator is one who thinks single Woman can deliver nine babies in one month
  4. Client is the one who doesn`t know why he wants a baby
  5. Marketing Manager is a person who thinks he can deliver a baby even if no man and woman are available
  6. Resource Optimization Team thinks they don`t Need a man or woman;They`ll produce a child with zero resources
  7. Documentation Team thinks they don`t care whether the child is delivered, they`ll just document 9 months.
  8. Quality Auditor is the person who is never happy with the PROCESS to produce a baby. And lastly……
  9. Tester is a person who always tells his wife that this is not the Right baby

Institute of Consulting Scotland (IC) Procurement Event

Today the Institute of Consulting (IC) Procurement event with Graeme Cook went extremely well with 49 members and non members attending, this showed that the events along with other activities for example the growing relationship with universities in Scotland are having an impact.

During his talk and in the panel event afterwards Graeme’s candid and honest views helped to simulate a good discussion and showed the progressive nature of scottish procurement. An outline and the slides will be made available once everything has been compiled.

The event will also hopefully will act as a catalyst to IC being more actively involved in Scotland’s procurement land scape on behalf of its members.