The perfect urban pram?

I was a pram skeptic. Then I tried to fold one.

My thinking had been ‘Box on wheels, how hard can it be?’.

Hard.

Latches, buttons, clips and mechanisms all hidden under flaps and camouflaged in the vanity of aesthetics leave you haplessly groping around the frame.

Six university degrees…

Victoria wipes out on super swell of vaccine adoption wave.

Victoria’s CVMS Vaccine booking website showing a 502 error

Victoria’s vaccine booking website and phone line have both crashed spectacularly after the State’s Premier announced that all people aged over 16 would be made eligible to receive their recommended vaccine from 7am August 25th. The announcement was made with under 24hrs notice (The Guardian, 24 August 2021).

The Premier…

The Peter Principle has survived for more than half a century.

A statue in front of St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican
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What is the Peter principle?

The Peter principle was devised by its namesake, Dr. Lawrence J. Peter. It seeks to explain the mechanic by which organisations accummulate incompetence in seniority by converting previously competent individuals into incompetent individuals.

“In a hierarchy every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence.”

The Peter principle proposes…

An MBA Toolkit Essential

A razor and shaving cream brush on a stand
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Hanlon’s Razor is a philosophical razor, rather than a physical one (like that one above ☝️). As a philosophical razor, it is a heuristic or principle that allows us to discard (or ‘shave off’) unlikely explanations and instead focus on more likely reasoning.

Hanlon’s Razor

Hanlon’s razor proposes that we are best…

How rejections spurred these founders on to greater success.

People struggle to crawl through mud
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Personally or professionally, no one likes to be rejected. Our self esteem takes a hit and we are left to wonder, ‘well, now what?’.

It might be easy to assume that this rejection will inevitably spiral down into further failures and a life of endless misery... …

Design Thinking for Business: Dark Design.

A figurine of Darth Vader wielding a lightsaber
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Design thinking is a powerful tool for creating value. When used correctly, design thinking can create new value or ‘increase the size of the pie’ for organisations, their customers, users, employees, community, shareholders and other stakeholders to share in.

Sometimes, however, as design thinkers, we can stray from the straight…

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MD at The Healthy Organisation. https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikestevensonmba/

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