What can go right

The post What can go right is definitely worth pondering on.

My takeaways are as follows:

  • It’s easier to focus on what can go wrong (wondering why?)
  • Definitely more things can go wrong (not sure if all wrong outcomes are realistic)
  • It’s more difficult to protect against them, although you can take some measures you can’t cover all bases.
  • It’s more difficult to control them – earthquakes, flooding, accidents come to mind.
  • It seems that less things can go right (is it because we don’t dream big enough?)
  • Yet paradoxically there is a better control over them – it’s the daily actions that lead to outcomes we seek.
  • It’s more satisfying to do something right – cut the grass, write a blog post, play with your child, go out for a dinner with a loved one.

If you were to draw up a list of what is not worth losing? So far I came up with the following.

  • Family
  • Health
  • Soul

What about you?

Why do big companies suck? | Scott Berkun

I found this insightful post in my Pinboard archives.
There are many voices calling why large companies suck and many of the are right. I definitely agree with item 3 (bureacracy addiction) and 5 (Peter principle) in Scott’s post.

At the same time I’m trying to see things in positive light. One can carve out its little world and make things work as if it was a small company. Sure there will be occasional friction points when the mothership sends a “memo”.
If the attitude is right and work is interesting and tick most of your boxes you can be quite happy and successful in big corporation.

Last but not least it’s important to keep number 4 (they believe in their own bullshit) and 8 (status quo/follower mentality) in mind and be ready.

Why do big companies suck? – Scott Berkun

Under new management

I decided to revitalise my blogging efforts and bring my webite to life under new address and visual format.

It’s not yet finished and things are bound to change but I look forward to sharing and writing here as I missed it a lot.

Stay tuned.