Thursday, 24 June 2010

All change!

I couldn't resist the title of this post since I'm writing it on a train.

Once again I've gone a little quiet .

The observant ones amongst you will have noticed a small but significant change in my vanity panel.

For the less observant of you I have returned to corporate life as a member of the TCS Global Consulting Practice .

I'm probably as shocked by this development as many of you will be. I am, after all, one of the mavericks of the ITSM world.

So what is the attraction?

It has to be their willingness to look at ITSM and IT governance with fresh eyes, coupled with a strong emphasis on social responsivility

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Thursday, 17 June 2010

The Hare and the Tortoise

Some of you might have noticed an absence of recent posts. Some of you will have realised that this once again coincided with the running of the Le Mans 24 hour race.

What a race it was.

The Pugs appeared to unbeatable, until their engines blew up. The Audis seemed to have an impossible target, until somehow their reliability delivered a 1-2-3 podium finish.

A little bit of me felt this was a hollow victory, until I realised Audi won having covered an incredible record distance. They did not luck into this victory.

And then there were lots of interesting discussions about how a class win compared to an overall win.

But beyond anything else there was that over-riding commitment to doing the best you possibly can.

I had dinner on Sunday night with the Autocon Lola mechanics.

They had come all the way from the USA to see their car do...6 miles...less than a single lap of the Le Mans circuit.

The messages I would love to get out to you is this:

Racers get excited.Racers are driven by a motive that other people don't get.

Racers, although they are driven by winning, don't need to win.

Racers appreciate the effort needed to win, and above everything else, care about trying.