Category: #DevilsAdvocate

Better risk-taking professionals learn to dance on broken glass.

As children we dance on broken glass, we flirt with fire, we immerse ourselves in everything bad. We experiment with risk. We straddle the line between safety and danger — because it is fun. We evade harm and distress because common sense prevails, but we 

What is obvious is not obvious to those who cannot see it

It is simple, yet why don’t people understand it? Replicating success is more likely to produce failure. Only engaging with people who are seemingly successful is likely to impeded progression and evolution (in other words: breeds irrelevance and extinction). The seeds of growth begin with 

Robbing Peter to pay Paul

The notion of rushing ahead without addressing initial concerns contains a fundamental flaw. Many organisations operate to an out-of-control beat; quick fixes, easy wins and rough drafts are preferable to doing something properly. The flaw (or incompetence): organisations state they have no time to do