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The Benefits of Repeatability

“If you don’t know what you are doing wrong, you can never know what you are doing right.” – Chen Xinhua

Over the past few weeks, I’ve found myself talking at work about the benefits of repeatability and consistency.

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I have just been reading Matthew Syed’s Black Box Thinking.

Much of it was a revision of the work around patient safety and quality improvement that I have been reading for the past couple of years. 321 more words


Leikki kuuluu kaikille

Uuden blogin rustaaminen on mielekästä. Se ei ole työtä, vaikka työhön yleensä liittyykin. Kirjoittaminen on virkistävää ja palauttavaa; toisin sanoen, se on kuin leikkiä. Syyskuun pohdinta leikistä ja pelistä ei sattumalta ollut yksi mukavimmista laatia. 1,828 more words


Book suggestion: Black Box Thinking

This book looks into failure and how to learn from it. The main premise is that we have a lot to learn from failure. People who hide from failure or are not exposed to it deny themselves from improving from there mistakes. 199 more words

Clinical Innovation

Wild Mind Writing Revisited– Discipline & Grit

So having tried a little Wild Writing recently, I wanted to know more. I bought Natalie Goldberg’s book and have been trying some of the exercises and experiments. 834 more words


My Challenge (aka What do you do after an Olympic Games?)

This is getting silly now.  I’m 31 for pity’s sake.  Rio 2016 was my 8th Olympic Games, ok I was only 3 when Seoul 1988 took place but still, I definitely should have found a way to cope with the completion of two weeks of sporting endeavour. 459 more words


Requires Improvement?

Three Reasons:

a) Having ‘Luke Brown – Requires Improvement’ as the name of my blog amused me.

b) My first day back after the summer holiday is an INSET day; my school have booked Matthew Syed’s consultant team to come in to deliver a couple of sessions. 295 more words