Many of us have heard of the sunk cost fallacy. Many of those of us who have heard of it know that it describes something bad. So why do so many of us still talk as though we either haven't heard of it, or don't realise it's bad (hint: the answer is, itself, an example … Continue reading Art, Extreme Sports and the Sunk Cost Fallacy
Finding a niche is the key to maximising your impact in the world. But the fact it is a niche is also the biggest barrier to creating that impact. It may be that, as Peter Thiel says about start-ups in Zero to One, fields that would make the world better are not distributed in the … Continue reading You’ve Found a Niche: What Now?
Dominic Cummings has, you would think, got his wish at last. ARIA (Advanced Research and Invention Agency) is about to launch, with £10bn+ being pumped into it. Of course, things being as they are, this is everything (D)ARPA, which gave us TOR and the internet, is not. Even the person who named it couldn't help … Continue reading Butterfly’s ARIA
After thinking a little a couple of weeks ago about what shared work spaces after Covid might look like, I wanted to make some notes about what our individual work within organisations might be like. All of these thoughts ultimately feed my vision for Rogue Interrobang, and for my own work. But this is also … Continue reading How To Make Work Work
My day job is with the University of Oxford, working in the administration. Two recent developments have shone a light on what in retrospect, is a fundamental truth about organisations that should have been obvious to me long since: The excellence of an organisation is not dependent on the excellence of its parts. There are … Continue reading Misunderstanding Excellence: relating the parts to the whole
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How financial services companies can enable rather than disable their neurodivergent customers and those with a mental illness
Do you long to get back to the hustle and bustle of an office? Or are you hoping that your employer will have realised the value of allowing people to spend more of their time working at home? If you are like me, then your answer is probably along the lines of, "Both. And neither." … Continue reading Co-working Alone: Tomorrow’s Shared Work Spaces
Every body is different; every body has different needs; every person has different desires, aspirations, and potential for their body; Whatever those needs, aspirations, desires, and potentials are the means to train the body to attain them should be freely available to all.Societies should do everything possible to ensure every form of exercise available to … Continue reading An Open Access Manifesto for Training the Body