Besides adding up to ‘100’ , this little ratio is behind a few learning strategies going out on projects I’m involved with this year.

My reflection on this model, from the perspective of making change stick, is how to address the ‘70%’ in any organisation?

The project team have almost 100% control over the 10% but for the ‘social’ and ‘experiential’ the organisation in which you’re working becomes the primary influence on your activity

Fortunately there’s someone out there who cares about this stuff enough to put together a toolkit to help

70:20:10 Forum

Shadow IT .. the frenemy ?

We hear a lot about ‘shadow IT’ like it’s some sort of sinister underground movement but for many business people it makes perfect sense .  I can find a cloud-based tool for most of the functions I need to do my job. Designed for mobile/cloud usage, user-friendly, designed around service prinicples, low or free pricing, self-administered, nil support requirements.

For many IT people it’s a genie that needs to go back in the bottle.  Leave apart the human factor around lack of control there are legitimate concerns about corporate data security, fragmentation etc


Whatever your personal stance I thought this article summed it up nicely  Shadow IT is here to stay – Deal With It

Furry Elephants and Floating Astronauts…


Slightly off topic & a plug for my friend & former colleague Julian Hamm’s latest publication

‘Why Do Astronauts Float – 50 Misconceptions Even Clever People Have About Popular Science’

Julian is the owner of Furry Elephant & author of the book.

Furry Elephant started off with interactive educational software to teach and test you about ‘electricity’ – one of the most widely misunderstood and poorly taught topics in science education.

Now Furry Elephant is broadening its publishing portfolio with the laudable aim of correcting more of our natural misunderstandings and misconceptions that we never got sorted out in school

Why Furry Elephant?

I think you get that back story if you download the preview of ‘Why Astronauts Float’ – but if not it’ll cost you £2.99 to find out (and get some of your misconceptions straightened out into the bargain)

The search for the perfect collaboration toolset continues

A cloud-based version of a post-it notes on a white board real time board

meets the brainswarming technique   titianic brainswarm

Equals a way to effectively collaborate on generating problem solving ideas – if you can’t be bothered to call a real meeting…. or are in different continents & timezones

I’m sure there are other combos….