I use this blog as both a way to announce events of interest and post my thoughts on issues of the day. If you would like an update when new posts are added the best thing to do is follow me on Medium as I will usually post there. If you would like to discuss anything I have posted do not hesitate to reach out

Apr 4, 2023 - In this post I will discuss some fundamental system design principles and how things like removing friction can manifest instability in large complex systems like the banking system. Specifically I'm going to look at the recent bank run on Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) but these concepts and approaches apply to any system which has suddenly become unstable because friction has been removed.

Mar 21, 2023 - A bit of a deep dive on the future of filmmaking in an AI world. Every point I make here applies equally to videogames and almost equally to software.

Mar 7, 2023 - A deepish dive on the criticality of aligning incentives or in clickbait terms one simple trick to avoid partners and service providers you do not want to work with.

Feb 27, 2023 - I have recently been talking to a number of contract social media managers and have been shaking my head at how uncreative and formulaic their proposed approaches are. This prompted a post on exceptional outcomes requiring exceptional inputs.

Feb 20, 2023 - A quick post on some rules of thumb to identify who needs to be consulted when making a decision and more importantly who needs to be excluded.

Feb 16, 2023 - Given our very different careers it is pretty rare (completely unprecedented) that Pany and I can collaborate on something so when the chance came up I couldn't resist. This is a post on working with volunteer boards as an executive in a non-profit but the discussion is easily generalized to any leadership context.

Feb 13, 2023 - A series of tips and tricks I use to build out an options list before making a decision.

Feb 9, 2023 - The great part about being in a big market is there are a ton of companies to talk to. This is the sixty second filter I use to decide which ones I should look at indepth.

Feb 6, 2023 - A deep dive on decision making speed and what it really means to move fast. Sometimes that is a good thing other times less so.

Jan 27, 2023 - I am officially at that age where the alma mater starts calling and asking for more than money.

Jan 19, 2023 - One of the stranger little projects I have undertaken in my career.

Jan 12, 2023 - My work in progress list of Fintech and Product events and resources in London.

Jan 10, 2023 - I will be speaking at ProductCamp 2023 on the topic of Decision Making at least hopefully. The ProductCamp format requires that speakers get their ideas voted on so if you could drop me a vote I would appreciate it.  I should note this will be onsite in Vancouver Canada so if you want to grab a coffee that week reach out.

Jan 9, 2023 - Contrary to what you might have expected I'll make the argument that maintaining access to cash is a good thing - at least for the foreseeable future.

Jan 7, 2023 - Some early career tips for Product Managers. 

Jan 2, 2023 - We moved!

Dec 24, 2022 - My attempt to make astrology look respectable.

Dec 19, 2022 - I'm trying a new decentralized social network.

Dec 18, 2022 - A discussion of one of those advanced topics they do not teach you in Product Manager school.

Dec 14, 2022 - This will change everything.

Dec 1, 2022 - If this interview reads like it was generated from a press release that is because I'm pretty sure that's what happened.