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Why the monkey gets the bananas

Posted by Philip Smith on 9 February 2021
Why the monkey gets the bananas
People matter in Projects  Several times every year I read articles describing why projects fail. The authors cover the spectrum from academics to project professionals, big name consulting firms and a host of other "experts". At this point I have to show my ignorance by simply stating that most of the time I have no idea what they are prattling on about. Somehow it appears that impressive sounding words strung together by "experts", even when lacking in any obj...
Posted in: Innovation  

Resolve

Posted by Philip Smith on 10 January 2021
Resolve
Words of wisdom from an old friend. Many years ago I met and spent time with some very kind and interesting people. One of them drafted the following document that I am now sharing with you.   When I am beset with fears and my hopes seem far removed, it brings to mind the great  times that have surrendered to me . Often have I pondered what this kind of dwelling that takes me away from depression should be called, and it has presented itself to me under the mantle of &nb...
Posted in: Food for thought  

Meetings, Bloody meetings.

Posted by Philip Smith on 11 December 2020
Meetings, Bloody meetings.
How acquiescence can make us stupid. For almost a year now we have been subjected to arbitrary rules and regulations. Today we can have 10 people at a funeral, 15 at a wedding but only the bride and groom may dance, 30,000 people at a footy game, cant order a drink at the bar unless you wear a mask, but you can sit down with 2 friends for dinner, providing they have red hair and are left handed. The QLD Chief medical officer admitted, on television, that the footy game, with 30,000 fans...
Posted in: Think Clarity  

Little things

Posted by Philip Smith on 10 November 2020
Little things
Many "experts" urge us to ignoring the small stuff, but maybe some of the "small stuff" really matters.

Last week somebody posted this It grates me the wrong way so hard when I call someone and their receptionist/gate keeper asks if that person was expecting my call. NO NO we do not schedule every brief phone call into our calendars, so at this EXACT moment in time, NO, she is not sitting by the phone waiting for me to call. That's WHY I am calling - to speak to ...
Posted in: Think Habits  

An interesting riddle in need of a good detective

Posted by Philip Smith on 1 November 2020
An interesting riddle in need of a good detective
My quest in writing this is to find a few "clever detectives" who might be able to cast some light on a riddle. As one gets older, it is easy to forget that happened a long time ago, no matter how strange the event might have been at the time. Here is the story and the mystery, looking for a solution. All suggestions would be hugely appreciated, even if it only shows the creative genius of all the clever people out there.    How the mystery began   Way ...
Posted in: Think  
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