Photographic evidence. A long, convoluted road.

Sorry, you are inadequately tenacious to change the world. Go to prison. Do not stop at Go. Do not collect…

Innovation, oranges and the impossibility of happiness (Monday imaginings)

…the shape of hills, the movement of water, muscles and the eye, the mechanism of the woodpecker’s tongue, the development of the foetus, creation, innovation, perspective and momentum.

Covid – My blog is calling (Week one, through a doctor/dad/outsider’s lens)

Fear of doing the wrong thing is a fundamental of quality improvement. If you are afraid to act because people might call you out or think you stupid, you won’t do anything, and the quality won’t improve. It won’t necessarily deteriorate either, yet, in times of radical change, that is worse.

Blogs, Poems, etc 2017

Rod’s Blogs, Poems, etc.  Table of Contents I search for meaning. 6 ‘Behavioural’ 8 10 Years. 10 10 years. 11 99+. 13 1559 days. 15 A response to Henry. 17 A tale of two times?. 18 Acute. 20 Advance Care Plan, Human Rights & I want what I want 23 alea iacta est 25 AllContinue reading “Blogs, Poems, etc 2017”

Dad, did you get the job?

No. It didn’t work-out again. I only had to wait three days to learn that the appointment was not mine. I am sure I could have been made to hang-on longer. But no; Monday until, today (Weds). And, The other guy got the job. Did better in the interview; Maintained his calm under fire. UnlikeContinue reading “Dad, did you get the job?”

There is no money

There is no money, the coffers are empty. I hear this so often at work, it has become a mantra. The flip side is, when the coffers were full (the good old days) we were too busy spending to appreciate what we had. Austerity versus plenty. Two sides of the same reality. Both jangling inContinue reading “There is no money”

Twin-peaks?

I have just been reading Matthew Syed’s Black Box Thinking. Much of it was a revision of the work around patient safety and quality improvement that I have been reading for the past couple of years. One thing that stood-out for me was the relationship between incremental improvement and innovation. Matthew explains this using theContinue reading “Twin-peaks?”