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Archive for October, 2010

Large Organisations

October 21, 2010

A Metabolism analogy, or where coaching acts as enzymes.

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From wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metabolism) “Metabolism is the set of chemical reactions that happen in living organisms to maintain life. These processes allow organisms to grow and reproduce, maintain their structures, and respond to their environments. Metabolism is usually divided into two categories. Catabolism breaks down organic matter, for example to harvest energy in cellular respiration. Anabolism […]

Patterns

October 6, 2010

Startups, technical and organisation debt: why does it always happen?

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Over the years, I have worked with quite a few companies that started 5 to 15 years earlier and had achieved a great level of success in that time frame. However, the anti-pattern is that it takes them that time and that success to realise the amount of debt they have accrued and that it […]