Thursday, July 11, 2019

“It is inevitable that the straight paths we lay today will bend, as over time the earth beneath them flows like an impossibly slow liquid; and they will break if the paths we laid were too brittle.”
– Daniel Hulter –

Military thought leadership is a deeply interesting field full of surprising insight and relevance to civilian leaders. Daniel Hulter’s recent essay “Keeping off the grass” perfectly embodies this as he explores how good design can help inoculate an organization’s policies, processes and systems against their inevitable obsolescence. Click here to read Daniel’s essay and pay particular attention to the three principles that he describes as “simple [yet] radically difficult to implement.