Roundabouts and Network Leadership

Last week I came across a Mythbusters video Shawn Callahan mentioned in a post on Facebook. In the video the two hosts, Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, test the effectiveness of a traditional 4-way stop versus a roundabout. Having grown up with roundabouts I wasn’t particularly surprised to discover that roundabouts got almost 20% more cars through compared to the 4-way stop. However, what made me sit up was that they also ran a test where they put Jamie Hyneman in the middle of the 4-way stop playing the role of a policeman directing traffic. They simply wanted to test…

Connectedness – The New Differentiator

  Back in 2005 Thomas Friedman wrote about the globalized world in his bestseller book ‘The World Is Flat’. The world was in the process of being transformed to a level – and global – playing field opening up new opportunities. Seven to eight years later Friedman’s observations of the early adopters have become mainstream business. But one of the consequences of opening up the world is that we are left with an overwhelming amount of information and options.  What we need is the ability to take advantage of globalisation, without getting caught up in examining and analysing the huge…