After an invite from Next Action Associates to come to Google Campus and listen to David Allan talk about GTD. As always the brief talk brought about some thought provoking insights and humour that you come to expect from David Allen.
Having spent the weekend and the Friday night at the conference it has taken till now to get my thoughts on the key messages together.
The diner on the Friday night was a pleasant experience in with recognition for IC member Simon Haslam who recently was placed 6th at the international consulting awards. Read More →
One of my favourite quotes of all time:
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.
As a lover of interaction and a heavy Mac user LEEP is perhaps one of the most interesting devices and could in time replace the mouse and keyboard (in time but not today). Its apparently 200 times more accurate at monitoring finger movement than anything on the market at the moment. Watch the video and see for yourself.
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.
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.
A funny outline of the project team from Mr Me blog
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.