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Hi! I’m Alistair. I write surprisingly useful books, run unexpectedly interesting events, & build things humans need for the future.

Tag: culture

  • Innovation, culture, and design: SCM’s Valerie Coulton

    A month ago, Ben Yoskovitz and I visited Barcelona to run a Lean Analytics workshop for Schibsted Classified Media, one of the world’s largest classified publishers. We were initially contacted by Valerie Coulton, whose official title is Innovation Catalyst, about joining their worldwide meeting. Valerie and her team had read Lean Analytics, and wanted us […]

  • Jungle surplus wetware

    Does biology affect culture? And does culture affect how we make decisions? If so, perhaps geopolitics relies more on our jungle-surplus wetware than we’re willing to admit.

  • Why I believe in technology

    Despite its unintended consequences, I’m optimistic about technology. What choice do we have?

  • YT and TY: four letters that run the valley

    TY and YT are four letters that govern much of how business is conducted in Silicon Valley. To outsiders, the behavior of hustlers and hackers often looks strange, even elitist. Here’s what I think is going on.