Using A Pole To Get Ahead

And I’m Not Talking About Pole Vaulting

This article was first published on BizCatalyst360 here, in answer to an article that a fellow contributor had written.

I read – and of course commented – on a recent article in BIZCATALYST 360° – a fine publication that if you don’t already track, follow and read … you should.

Great organizations pole-vault over the bar of their past successes and continue raising the Bar along with their goals. It is these Pole – Vaulting teams which set the pace of what their followers will one day benchmark. Industries that are going through disruption must stop benchmarking the past doing so is the game of Limbo.

Ray Stasieczko

Hard to argue with that … but I want to look at the challenge through a different lens – whilst keeping the metaphor, because, I have to say, I like the visual and it provided a great analogy, but somehow, I felt there was more, well not so much ‘more’ .. as different.

Here’s The Problem

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For Better And Worse

It’s A Particle And A Wave

It’s a little deep for the weekend, but what the hell..

I read this today …  and to quote Dave;

I’d like to have a channel that’s for serious releases only. If something is a maintenance release, or just the beginning of an idea, it wouldn’t be thought of as important. However, when a technology has matured and is ready for other minds to consider it, there ought to be a way to get it looked at.

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The Road Trip

No – Not The Movie

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I am a big fan of John Steinbeck – along with John Fowles, John Irving, John LeCarre … you get the drift. But for now let’s focus on Steinbeck. If you have never been to Salinas and paid homage to Mr. Steinbeck at ’The National Steinbeck Center’ … well you are just missing out.

In there you will find the other Rocinante …

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Dear Manton and Brent

What Great Names

… but that’s not what prompted this post – that was this (cough  … a few years ago … I’m just catching up on some background reading). In that post he referenced Brent’s post where Brent highlights the issue of typing a long email and sending it to one person – yet wouldn’t it be cool if it was just out there. I know what he means – I have a few posts in here that started life as an email. So this one is unusual – this is a post first – and then I will email a link to both the chaps – not these chaps – Bent and Manton.

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Trumpian Communications

Talking From Both Sides Of His Mouth


It’s not just Trump …. Jacob Siegal – who knows nothing more about the new Apple phone than everybody else has decided that despite a headline that casts Apple into the dustbin of technology: “Delays and an inflated price could doom the iPhone 8“, he’s going to keep all his options open.

Apparently the new phone is so expensive that people won’t buy it – but still Apple won’t be able to satisfy the demand …

new components and features of the phone are expected to drive the price up to around $1,000, which would make it prohibitively expensive.

and in the very next sentence …

the company could face significant constraints when it comes to manufacturing enough phones to satisfy demand.

You can’t make this stuff up … which is why I tip my hat to the antler tippers