Psychology

Feb
21
To my daughter… on becoming 18

To my daughter… on becoming 18

18 years ago today my baby girl was born. I didn’t know what to expect back then but she
9 min read
Jun
25
The Schism

The Schism

The schism is the terrifying and widening gap between our fixed 1950s mindset and the unforeseen, unsettling realities of today’s ever-changing world.
12 min read
Jan
29
Why does it have to take so long?

Why does it have to take so long?

Sorry but you don't have a clue! Unless you've been building software for many years you can't even guess how long it's going to take.
4 min read
Feb
12
Experience and knowledge are not enough

Experience and knowledge are not enough

When it comes to success in business… Experience can be effective and doesn’t have to take long
1 min read
Jan
31
Halve Your Time in Meetings

Halve Your Time in Meetings

Talk about old and new worlds colliding! I’d just started a new gig in the City having taken
1 min read
Dec
08
Just in case

Just in case

Slack, buffer... no, not them! If you're building something new, you need it. Contingency. Here's a neat trick to make sure you keep it.
1 min read
May
18
The Growth Mindset

The Growth Mindset

Carol Dweck explains why we're not born unable to draw, code or speak more than one language. It's all in your mind.
2 min read
Jan
11
David Bowie RIP

David Bowie RIP

I awoke this morning to hear that David Bowie had passed away. In a snippet from an interview, he said
Jun
30
8 Reasons NOT to Give Pocket Money (And How 'Osper' Changed My Mind)

8 Reasons NOT to Give Pocket Money (And How 'Osper' Changed My Mind)

She asked for pocket money for the 287th time. And for the 287th time, I said, NO! Why did I
3 min read
Jun
01
As Cars Turn Into Computers, Should We Buy or Rent?

As Cars Turn Into Computers, Should We Buy or Rent?

I drove the best car ever made for twelve years… until last week [It was a BMW 3-series!] Once
3 min read