Primum Non Nocere

June 27, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Leadership, Quality 

A colleague of mine recently pointed me to an article about Design Thinking (caps intentional here). The article nicely explained the principles behind Design Thinking, but I felt it went off the rails a bit toward the end, when the author described a ‘recipe’ for Design Thinking. Read more

Universal Principles

June 12, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Leadership, People, Teamwork 

Way back in 1687, Sir Isaac Newton published Principia Mathematica, where he described the concept of gravity. It’s been said that he discovered gravity then, but it’s a pretty safe bet that apples fell in the downward direction from trees before 1687, and they will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. Gravity is a universal principle. Read more

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