Discipline makes Daring possible

  • Freedom/Order
    Freedom/Order
    By Kirsten Gibbs on May 22, 2019
    We seek order and predictability.   We fear that loosening control will lead to too much fluctuation and eventually chaos, but if you're in it for the long term, the opposite is true.
  • Autopoiesis
    Autopoiesis
    By Kirsten Gibbs on May 21, 2019
    I'm still recognisably the person I was 20 years ago. How self-organising systems evolve.
  • Accumulations
    Accumulations
    By Kirsten Gibbs on May 20, 2019
    The driving force of capitalism is, unsurprisingly, the accumulation of capital. But what else do we pile up through our businesses?
  • Processes, procedures, workflows
    Processes, procedures, workflows
    By Kirsten Gibbs on May 17, 2019
    To live the story, everyone needs to understand the story.
  • Oh no! What have I done?
    Oh no! What have I done?
    By Kirsten Gibbs on May 16, 2019
    ..I thought, as the Head of Research completed his 20 minute rant on why he hated the IT department; how he thought we were all a waste of space and how he would only use us because he had no choice.
  • Metamorphosis
    Metamorphosis
    By Kirsten Gibbs on May 15, 2019
    Finally, it seems, technology can enable accountants to transform themsleves into what they and most of their clients want them to be -
  • Productivity
    Productivity
    By Kirsten Gibbs on May 14, 2019
    Books updated per labour hour. VAT Returns filed per labour hour. Annual Accounts filed per labour hour. ...
  • Profit
    Profit
    By Kirsten Gibbs on May 13, 2019
    Our word ‘Profit’ comes from a Latin verb proficere. It’s meanings include: to advance, make progress, to benefit,...
  • Metrics
    Metrics
    By Kirsten Gibbs on May 10, 2019
    If a business is a system for making and keeping promises, how do you measure its performance?
  • Systems and processes
    Systems and processes
    By Kirsten Gibbs on May 9, 2019
  • What do small business owners want?
    What do small business owners want?
    By Kirsten Gibbs on May 8, 2019
  • Us and Them
    Us and Them
    By Kirsten Gibbs on May 7, 2019
  • Potting
    Potting
    By Kirsten Gibbs on May 3, 2019
  • Network effects
    Network effects
    By Kirsten Gibbs on May 2, 2019
  • Work/Life Balance
    Work/Life Balance
    By Kirsten Gibbs on May 1, 2019
  • Art and Craft
    Art and Craft
    By Kirsten Gibbs on April 30, 2019
  • User-centric
    User-centric
    By Kirsten Gibbs on April 29, 2019
  • Rocks in the road
    Rocks in the road
    By Kirsten Gibbs on April 26, 2019
    If I was an accountant, now that the first part of MTD is out of the way, I’d be asking myself:
  • Distance
    Distance
    By Kirsten Gibbs on April 25, 2019
  • Reporting
    Reporting
    By Kirsten Gibbs on April 24, 2019