As I like to say, all our planning is done in pencil. It sounds great, but it is wearying.
I had spent a day being presented with a series of issues on which I was being asked to make decisions…
When I go painting (which I don’t do often enough) I spend ages choosing where I’m going to paint from, and where I’m going to choose as my vantage point. My first choice is not always the best choice, and I take time to settle. Other people in the painting class stand to sit, nearby
That awful white piece of paper is terrifying. No-one has an idea, no-one wants to go first, and if you’re not careful all you’ll do is write up on the board, one hour later, ‘Try (a different course).’
Chip and Dan Heath tell a story of the computer chip company, Intel. Back in the 1970s Intel was well-known for making computer memory – at one point they had a near monopoly – but they were being increasingly challenged by high-quality overseas competition. At the same time, a small team inside Intel was working