Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Chelsea vs Deming

I always look to sports to study managers, motivation, performance and such like. Sometimes there are some real nuggets of wisdom you can gain by observing.

This week the management merry go roand has kicked in again with the Chelsea sacking of RDM. I dont really want to coment on if he deserved it or if have any sympathy, im sure hes well compensated.

Deming said that all organisations are the product of systems and that 80% of performance is the product of the system. Its true that the system is largely the product of management but i cant see how managers football clubs own the system, and for that matter the portion of the system they do own. They rarely buy players, no influence on remuneration, dont have full control of team selection, once on the pitch the inmates run the asylum.

Sacking the manager and not changing the system will only create the same results,

Monday, March 26, 2012

photographic inspiration

Brett Harkness, who i guess is my photo tutor, ran a competition to see if anyone could guess who his inspiration is. One of them was Don McCullin. I came accross this really great interview.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

on the web 13 march 2012

After listening to the paleo solution podcast I came across the following video on energy systems specifically focussed on martial artists.

im a big fan of the MEBB training tracker with the addition of a diet tracker.

just recently purchased Linchpin by Seth Godin. there is a really cool teaser over on his site

after increasing power in my side kick i've started looking at my roundhouse. the following article hives some useful drills for adding more hip snap.

Sunday, March 04, 2012

old workout programme

kettle bell

Ive been tinkering with mixing max effort lifting with crossfit and followed Michael Rutherfords programme

I put together my programme into a little pdf book which you can download

Friday, February 24, 2012

today on the web 24 feb 2012

fun article on Tim Ferriss' site suggesting 10 fiction books. The only problem is gettingto read them when ive already got a book shelf full. I did however resently listen to enders game (on the list)in audio book format and really enjoyed it.

Ryan Holiday talks about how brainstorming is just spitballing.

You can brush up on a little grammar here