The New Lean

“We thought we knew how to predict the future and we were wrong.” –Eric Ries, author of The Lean Startup Last night we enjoyed three hours of Eric Ries storming through the key ideas in his book The Lean Startup. The sustainability concept of Zero Waste (nothing to landfill) meets Lean Startup (anything that doesn’t deliver validated learning is waste). Wow. Time flew. We all … Continue reading The New Lean

Is there a Magician in Your Metaphor?

My research on personal empowerment and transformation led to David Grove’s work: “Clean Language”. From the outset my experience of “Clean Language”, a therapeutic and/or coaching approach, felt like entering a parallel universe devoid of opinion, advice, assumption, and projection. Imagine that universe! Sweet genius! In “Clean”, as practitioners refer to it, the “secret sauce” for changing our experience is held within our own metaphors. … Continue reading Is there a Magician in Your Metaphor?