Experience,compost heaps and leadership

What is experience , what is its value .So you do a job for many years , see recurrent issue,patterns of resolution , undertake many many tasks , understand how to things . I recently met someone who said his management team had more than 200 years of experience.But what is experience , is 200 years better than 10 . I recently I heard someone say experience is like a compost heap .It digests ,creates the conditions for regrowth , it is a living environment and pulls in multiple different components . So what does the compost heap do ? Better …

Why small things can be so annoying

don’t sweat the small stuff , let it go , chill ! the perpetual recommendations of every zen master and guru and even Jedi Knights But why is it really so hard . The small things such as opening a bank account , paying a bill, paying for parking can  e breally annoying . It just down to process . I know the algorithms are taking over , I understand how theoretically simple tasks are being replaced by apps but why is all of this so annoying . Maybe it is when face with a conversation with a human who …

Is your Biotech ready take off ? or grounded in the airport

With so many companies being formed in the life science sector what is happening ? Lots of students coming out of university , the budding entrepreneurs . How wonderful ! I love of this innovation . So what the landscape , what is the macro constellation of companies and funding ? Apparently more VC funding is about , so there is loads of money ? It does not feel like that . It feels that the VCs are herding around some really good ideas but lots of lots of really great technology and people are not being swarmed to !!! …

miso soup, coaching and clarity

I had a fab time today walking in central london in the almost spring like weather . I was doing a travelling coaching session . A very powerful experience , just like the walking meditations of the medieval monks , walking clears the mind . Something about the body engaging with the mind, the rhythm , the focus makes things clearer ? But why is it ? the extra hormones moving around the body , the increased heard rate that tricks the mind . The yoga and zen community always preaches that slowing the body down slows the mind ? Not …