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Author Archives: Mike Richardson


Cracking the Agility Code #8

Cracking the Agility Code #8

Disruptor or disruptee, which will you be? Read More »


Cracking the Agility Code #7

Cracking the Agility Code #7

If you dabble, obsess or hack at AGILITY, you will fail! Don’t be talked off the path to mastery. It’s a long and arduous journey, which the majority don’t have the staying power for, to go the distance. Take solace in knowing that with every step you take, staying on the path, you are in a smaller and smaller minority. ... Read More »


Air Travel in Real Life

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Every Hotel Stay Ever

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Cracking the Agility Code #6

Cracking the Agility Code #6

Keep It Simple Stupid can be the KISS of Death!  It’s usually used by people lobbying to reverse out of complexity, taking us back to stupid simplicity.  Wrong answer and we’ll be lucky to survive.  To thrive, we have no choice except to move through complexity, to arrive at elegant simplicity on the other side.  Elegant simplicity embeds complexity.  Stupid ... Read More »


Cracking the Agility Code #5

Cracking the Agility Code #5

In many ways, all of the seeds of AGILE exist within LEAN … it’s about reaching inside and grabbing those, turning everything inside out and seeing the same body of wisdom through an AGILE lens not just a LEAN lens … and then getting revved up! If your competitors do that better than you do, you risk being road kill! Read More »


Cracking the Agility Code #4

Cracking the Agility Code #4

If your VUCA is accelerating faster than your AGILITY, things can get ugly, probably bigger, faster and sooner than your worst nightmare. Or atleast, that’s the only safe assumption. Just ask GE right now! Only the paranoid survive! Read More »


20 Years Ago Today We Came to the USA

20 Years Ago Today We Came to the USA

20 years ago today on January 6th 1999 we began our journey of coming to the USA – my wife Rhona and I with our 2 boys Craig and Chris aged 8 and 5 at the time.  A few pictures from that day are below. Initially on a 4 year work permit, then 5 years on a green card and ... Read More »


What is your Ikigai?

What is your Ikigai?

Love this concept of Ikigai:   Discover Your Passion — Or ‘Ikigai’ — With 4 Simple Tips hHow To Find Your Ikigai And Transform Your Outlook On Life And Business Ikigai: Finding your Reason for Being Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life Might Just Help You Live a More Fulfilling Life ikigai, self realisation illustration, meaning ... Read More »


The Hard Truth About Innovative Cultures (Harvard Business Review January-February 2019)

The Hard Truth About Innovative Cultures (Harvard Business Review January-February 2019)

Great article which outlines the challenge of innovation … not too tight (left-brained) and not too loose (right brained) … finding the agile-middle of an and-proposition. The Hard Truth About Innovative Cultures (Harvard Business Review January-February 2019) It’s one part creativity, one part discipline. Innovative cultures are misunderstood. The easy-to-like behaviors that get so much attention are only one side ... Read More »