Category Archives: Disruption

The Luna MBA 2014 Update

Two topics remain consistently popular on our little LT site… Agile Workplaces and the Luna MBA.  Just as we encourage all our clients and friends to keep reading and learning so we do ourselves and so we present some new … Continue reading

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Agile Encore – Workshop and Talk – Nov 14th 2013

I talked about one of our favourite clients BAUM Cycles at Agile Australia 2013 in the middle of the year – It must have been popular because I’ve been invited back for the Agile Encore in Melbourne on the 14th. … Continue reading

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Ground Hog Day

I just saw this graphic of American Print Newspaper Advertising (adjusted for inflation) and had a strong sense of deja vu: Exhibit A: Newspaper Ad Revenue in the US Exhibit B: US Recorded Music Revenue in the US Business Insider … Continue reading

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WHY ?

At various times I’ve heard Fiona, Nigel and myself telling people “If you only adopt one Agile practice make it the retrospectives” … But why ? The boards are useful, but they are really just give you a prompt when … Continue reading

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Luna USA Field Trip: lessons for the future of retail in Australia

If I had a dollar for every whinging column-inch where our Australian newspapers copy and paste press releases from Myer, David Jones and Harvey Norman’s PR departments, blaming the dreaded interweb for the end-of-days in our retail stores, I’d be … Continue reading

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Luna USA Field trip: more skunkworks reflections

The 14 rules of the Skunkworks, written by Kelly Johnson of Lockheed Martin in the 1940s are are clear antecedents of the 2001 Agile Manifesto, and the Agile Principles behind the manifesto. James talks about Skunkworks in our YOW! presentation, … Continue reading

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Luna USA Field Trip: Wright Brothers – less money, less resources, more innovative

Simon Sinek has a great talk on the rivalry at play in the early part of the 20th century to successfully fly a heavier than air, powered aircraft. It is an important tale for agilists, as the small budget and … Continue reading

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EXCLUSIVE! Australian incubator launches Airbed.com, hot new social travel transaction platform

1 April 2012 Luna Tractor has been leaked advance details of the hottest new internet property to emerge from The Y-Axis, Melbourne’s most successful  incubator and startup investor, proof positive of the benefits flowing from one of the nation’s first … Continue reading

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From Insight to Strategy to Innovation – while standing at the Toyworld Checkout

Listen up lean and agile thinkers. This is a simple illustration of the kind of things that make innovation and strategy easy – a gift from someone on a toy shop counter that probably earns less than $20 an hour. … Continue reading

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Eric Ries – ‘pivoting’ immortalised in a New Yorker cartoon

James and I recently had the pleasure of hearing Eric Ries speak on innovation and product development, through an excellent event called Thoughtworks Live here in Melbourne. Eric Ries has written a great book called The Lean Startup, which was … Continue reading

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