Business Value, Soccer Canteens, Engineer Retention, and the Bricklayer Fallacy

    Having the privilege of working in software in the 2020s, I hear variations on the following ideas expressed frequently:

    3 Key Practices for Building Organisational Resilience

    Three key practices help us prepare for a crisis:

    Meet Container Solutions's New CTO: a Chat With Ian Crosby

    What a time to start a new job. In June, in the midst of COVID-19-related economic upheaval around the world, Container Solutions named its new chief technology officer. Ian Crosby replaces CS co-foun...

    Cloud Native and Wishful Thinking—or, How to Avoid Buying Coconut Headphones

    ‘Every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business, and eventually degenerates into a racket’.  —Eric Hoffer, moral and social philosopher

    How To Implement Psychological Safety in a Time of Crisis

    In a previous blog post, I wrote about how having a psychologically safe work environment can help organisations in dealing with future and unknown risks. 

    How to Manage Distributed Teams (Even When You Have No Choice)

    When a company hasn't planned for it, going fully remote is a challenge. In order to succeed, you need to create some rules and guidelines.

    Leaders: How Well Do You Balance Your Head and Heart?

    ‘Adulting’ can be tough. We find ourselves having to juggle many things: work with play, family with friends, work with home. For leaders, this juggling act takes on a whole new level of difficulty, i...

    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 ...

    How We Do ‘Naked Consulting’ at Container Solutions

    Over the course of my time at Container Solutions, I have read a lot of business books and consulting books, but none that got as close to what we at CS believe about working with customers as Patrick...