I’m an idealist and a pragmatist, a Reforming-Observer, and an INTJ. I get excited about commercial success for charities, modern agile & better ways of working, product management and innovation. I’m inspired by stoicism, minimalism & anarchism.
I’m working on achieving these three objectives…
1. Having an impactful career in product management at charities and not-profits
I operate effectively at the intersection of Digital/Product/Innovation, Business/Commercial/Ecommerce and Charity/Not-for-profit/For-good. This positioning gives me the focus to make the best use of my skills and experience to have the most impact.
Find out more about my work with charities from my CV.
2. Thinking and learning about all things digital, innovation and business
Studying for an MSC in Business Innovation
I’m learning about digital business, innovation, knowledge economy, competitive advantage, intellectual property, corporate social responsibility, and management, and I blog my essays, lecture notes and blog posts about my studies.
Writing about how to use fast feedback and course correction set direction that gets less wrong
‘The Fire Control Problem, or how to hit a moving target, or how to use fast feedback and course corrections to discover the least wrong direction’ is a book about how the world changed in the twenty-first century, how digital technology has changed our perception of the world, and how we can approach product, innovation and business in ways that accept the new realities of the new world.
It’s an ongoing, ever-changing piece of work that will probably never be finished.
Blogging and tweeting about product and innovation
I blog and tweet about ideas and thoughts I have about product and innovation, especially in the charity and not-for-profit sector. I also use WeekNotes as part of my reflective practice. My User manual for me has info about how I like to work.
3. Leading an intentional life
Thoughts to focus actions
I’m a minimalist. I don’t own many belongings, and I use this mindset to help me focus on the essentials in lofe and work.
I align with a lot of Stoic thinking about how to take responsibility for oneself, embrace uncertainty and self-discipline and detachment to guide an internal locus of control.
I also agree with some anarchist thinking about autonomy, cooperation and decentralised decision-making, and especially how this provides a philosophical underpinning for better ways of working.
I use these three objectives to help with direction and priority on my roadmap.