Tag Archives: Change

The optimisation horizon

One of my first jobs was as a programmer for an Oil company. There were no computers, the title referred to the fact that we programmed the delivery of oil products to various depots around the country, where the road tankers would get filled to deliver to petrol stations and customer sites. I was responsible […] Read More…

Have CEOs lost the dressing room?

“Allardyce has lost the dressing room” the headlines screamed. A 5-0 FA Cup exit followed by 6-0 drubbing in the League Cup semi-final, a particularly supine performance, led to speculation that the players had lost confidence in their manager and were no longer playing for him. If true, what happens next is inevitable. He has […] Read More…

Does Rebecca Adlington need a Jelly?

In discussions about Rebecca Adlington’s announcement to retire, it was pointed out that elite athletes like Rebecca often struggle with normal life once they retire from their sport. Speaking on Radio 5Live, Gail Emms, herself a world-class badminton player and Olympic silver medalist, told of her own challenges with depression and said that Rebecca would […] Read More…