Not Even Wrong – On Patience

February 2015 Saigon, The Saigon Parkroyal Patience is power. Patience is not an absence of action; rather it is “timing” it waits on the right time to act, for the right principles and in the right way. ― Fulton J. Sheen Must I at length the Sword of Justice draw? Oh curst Effects of necessary […]

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Not Even Wrong – On Simplicity

February 2015 Phú Quốc, Long Beach Resort I have learned an important principle: simple things work, often to our dumbfounded surprise, for we tend to distrust the simple and strive for the complex. – Richard Cracroft Simplicity is complexity rescued – Constantin Brancusi simplicity noun sim·plic·i·ty \sim-ˈpli-sə-tē, -ˈplis-tē\ : the quality of being easy to […]


Not Even Wrong – On Compassion

February 2015 Saigon, Silverland Sakyo Hotel Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty – Albert Einstein Compassion noun com·pas·sion \kəm-ˈpa-shən\ A feeling of wanting to help someone who is sick, hungry, in trouble Full Definition of […]


Not Even Wrong – Saigon traffic and CAS 2

Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers, Saigon February 2015 “A system is a network of interdependent components that work together to try to accomplish the aim of the system…The secret is cooperation between components toward the aim of the organization. We cannot afford the destructive effect of competition.” – W. Edwards Deming I’m sitting in the […]

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Not Even Wrong – Simplicity, Patience, Compassion

February 2015 Dubai, Dubai International Airport Hotel “I have just three things to teach: Simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures. Simple in actions and in thoughts, You return to the source of being. Patient with both friends and enemies, You accord with the way things are. Compassionate toward yourself, You reconcile all […]


Not Even Wrong – The State of Strategy 1

December 2014 Kristianstad @ the in-laws “…In fact, when asked what it takes to secure a prosperous future, more than 80 percent of executives consider agility as important or more important than strategy when it comes to securing a prosperous future”. – The A.T. Kearny 2014 State of Strategy Study On this beautiful crisp christmas day morning I […]

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Not Even Wrong – More on levels of abstraction 4

November 2014 Stockholm @ Pappas Deli In a previous text I talked about involving the delivery team in all levels of abstraction. Today, I thought I’d elaborate a tad on that subject. If, at the point when any idea reaches the team, the level of abstraction is low, the inevitable result will be a few […]


Good post re: how work will work in the future of the communication industry

I recently found myself sitting in a panel discussion at Berghs School of Communication here in Stockholm. We touched upon a number of subjects, such as process- and group development and how the advertising/communication industry is transforming. The audience consisted of students who wanted to get a grasp of what sort of skills they need […]


Not Even Wrong – Thoughts on the organization as family metaphor 9

November 2014 Stockholm If you find yourself in an organization that subscribes to the “organization-as-family” metaphor, you might consider yourself rather lucky. The majority of organizations around the world have not yet reached such an “advanced” evolutionary level. So says the research. An yet, even if the “family” metaphor is evidence of “better” than what […]


Not Even Wrong – The Soulless Professional 8

October 2014 Stockholm – @ Valtech office There are things that will awaken the warrior in me and spur me to take up arms and go to war. And break things. There are times when I want to tell people that they suck harder than a collapsing star. This happens when people I care about […]


Not Even Wrong – Wheelan, Integral Theory and the evolution of organizations

October 2014 Stockholm – Papas Deli Perhaps you have, quite like me, felt the frustration of observing group behavior through the lens of the IMGD model of Susan Wheelan. How does one go about establishing which phase a group is in, when the group does not have a voice, but consist rather of a multitude of voices, […]


Not Even Wrong – Thoughts on levels of abstraction

October 2014 London – The Hoxton I have at times been accused of “being too logical” in my thinking, not allowing for other world views than the logical one. I can understand why such accusations exist, yet I am not entirely sure that those who claim that my disposition lean too much towards logic quite […]


Not Even Wrong – Initial thoughts on strategy 2

July 2014 Stockholm @ the office It’s been an interesting summer of reading. I was on holiday after all, so I gave myself a long leash and permitted my mind to wander. I ended up investigating my hunch that the way organizations think about strategy can have a profound impact on how they think about […]