What can you learn from Nick Sanderson by Budd

Today was the first day for 5 months with no builders in the house. Some good food and good music and a chance to pause, to enjoy work. #resetthecompass After months of stressful rubbish, I feel like I’d lost the compass a little as the bits and pieces of a building project took over and […]

Why do dumb decisions get made 9 things to consider by Budd

I just watched a live TV cast from speaker agency JLA, given by the undercover economist Tim Harford and Ogilvy’s Rory Sutherland. Tim’s new book is called Messy https://www.amazon.co.uk/Messy-Creative-Resilient-Tidy-Minded-World/dp/1408706768 Fascinating session which helped explain a few thoughts and helped me understand some of the successes we’ve had in the past year. And I drew a […]

Reflecting on a week of stretching both brain and body by Budd

My annual time out was this year taken in isolation rather with colleagues. A week in Rome to fulfil a long held ambition to learn Italian – well at least some Italian, not all of it! A 3 hour per day morning course (with Koiné) using very practical workshop techniques. And what lovely people from […]

What makes a “doer” i.e. someone who gets stuff done? The kind of person you want on your team every time. The kind of person whose team you want to be on. Fitness, sleep, energy. Pace, delivery, cycle time. Decision making, leadership, success. Fitness, sleep, energy. Pace, delivery, cycle time…… I’ve been thinking about these […]

I was struck this week by some amazing results that a large client team had delivered with us. And reflecting on what did and didn’t work I started to wonder. As a physicist, I remember something that still fills me with wonder. How people can put their ideas into maths and then find a ‘remainder’ […]

24 Sep 2015

  I was struck on reading this very good article about how powerpoint is killing critical thought and its impact on the quality of lectures at universities. I recognise the complaint that bullet points damage learning. And I recognise that for many people, talking to a group is one of the scariest things you have to do short of jumping out of a plane. […]


I met up with an old friend in a bandage tonight who told me an interesting story. Not the one about how the chainsaw missed the artery. But about picking raspberries. In his dressing gown. And having a profound revelation. And no madam – it didn’t involve prickly things. He’d gone down early in the […]