10 Insightful Technology Predictions for 2017 by Gartner 3

The other week Gartner published a paper – Top Strategic Predictions for 2017 and Beyond: Surviving the Storm-Winds of Digital Disruption – highlighting their top 10 technology predictions for 2017. Its interesting stuff because now every industry is impacted by unprecedented levels of innovation which has been brought about by a technology revolution. The Gartner paper ...

I HATE When Leaders and Managers Ask This Question

I am sorry to start September with a RANT, but i have heard this question being asked a couple of times in as many weeks and it really annoys me! The question seems to be asked more and more by managers and team leaders, particularly in the corporate world. The irony is that it is ...

Are you bamboozled by Agile Methodology? 1

I keep reading and hearing about agile methodology, agile software development, agile project management, scrum methodology, waterfalls…. and sometimes wonder wtf is going on. These terms sound great, but you can often get lost in the terminology and yet this is the time to know exactly what these terms are all about. Many corporates are ...

10 Reasons Why A Billion Is The New Million

When i was a kid, everyone talked about a million. One million was a threshold, which when surpassed was pretty dramatic. Now, its all about the billion – which is why a billion is the new million! In this post, i highlight a couple of interesting lists that showcase why a billion is the new ...

15 Kick-Ass Brexit Tweets by the FinTech Mafia

Almost a month on from the Brexit vote, i was doing a bit of research to see what the Fintech mafia thought about it all. After all, the Fintech mafia are the folks in-the-know and pushing the industry ever forward so their thoughts are likely to guide the industry. The trends and insights that are ...

7 Things Harvard Taught Me About Blockchain Technology 1

I recently read the Harvard Business Review article “The Impact of the Blockchain Technology Goes Beyond Financial Services“. There is a buzz in financial services around blockchain technology, and the impact it will have on the industry. So this article caught my eye since it was talking about blockchain technology outside of finance, and since it ...

10 Most Popular EU Referendum Tweets from the BBC Debate

Tonight there was a lively BBC debate at Wembley Arena, in London, on the upcoming Brexit EU referendum. The BBC debate featured views and opinions from both the Remain and Leave camps and from across the political, social and economic spectrum. I must admit i had one eye on the BBC debate and another on ...

An Unexpected Strategy Lesson by Alistair Campbell 2

Last week i went to the US, and while i sat waiting in the departure area i spotted a “unattended” book not far from where i was sitting. I didnt think too much of it, went for a walk, got a bite to eat and spotted that my flight had been delayed. So i went ...

10 Lessons My Boiler Taught Me About Payments

Over the last couple of years i have been busy renovating our house. It was on the market in a pretty bad state, but i loved it. I had ideas about this, that and the other and knew that i could make it our home. But the renovation is not the focus of this post, ...

29 Epic Identity Tweets From the ID2020 Summit in New York

Okay, so i didnt know anything about ID2020 until Friday night. I was browsing Twitter and one of my go-to people, Chris Skinner,  tweeted “I believe i can fly”. The picture reminded me of the St. Michael statue outside of Coventry Cathedral – which is just outside of my home town. Before too long i realised ...