Jamie Dobson

    Jamie Dobson
    Jamie Dobson is co-founder and chief executive officer at Container Solutions.

    The 3 Strategic Skills the COVID-19 Crisis Will Teach Us

    There are moments in a business that are full of uncertainty. Sometimes you thrust that uncertainty onto yourself— for example, when you start a new business or try to create a new product. Sometimes ...

    Cloud Native (and Beyond): Strategy for Beginners

    We are having a webinar about the topics in this blog on July 22nd. Sign up here. I am going to be very honest right now: I wrote this blog a year ago. It was during a time when members of my own team...

    Don't Be A Deadbeat: Cloud Native Transformation Design Fails

    In his 1979 book, The Timeless Way of Building, Christopher Alexander tells a wonderful story of two barns. The first was extremely long, over 240 feet, and instead of having doors at the end (where y...

    Cloud Native and High-Performance Organisations

    You may be wondering, what is the relationship between high-performance organisations and Cloud Native? It’s quite simple, really. Cloud Native is a sociotechnology, meaning it encompasses technical e...

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    The 5 Skills You Need for Strategic Leadership

    At Container Solutions, we differentiate between leadership and strategic leadership. Both involve inspiring a group with a vision of the future. Both involve connecting a starting point, A, with an e...

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    Why the 10x Engineer Myth Needs to Go

    There was a whole kerfuffle on Twitter this weekend because someone posted about 10X engineers. I didn’t give it much thought. However, over the weekend, the noise just didn’t seem to stop, which got ...

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    The Power of Value Hierarchies in Enterprise Cloud Native (and everywhere else, too)

    Dynamic companies (or programmes of work) need a way of rapidly making day to day decisions without seeking consent or approval. One way to do this is with a value hierarchy. A value hierarchy explain...

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    Why Do Cloud Migrations Fail?

    This is part four in series of blogs about strategy. The third part is here. The starting point is here.

    Structure is Not Enough; Or, Why People Matter