Graham Jeffery’s Blog

This blog reflects my wide range of interests. I am passionate about helping organisations, large and small, for-profit and not, to improve the quality of their decision making. One area where I can do that is to bring mathematics to modelling the dynamics and uncertainties of the organisation. So you will find here also some practical advice on risk modelling. I have also, in the process of building this website, learned a lot about designing websites and developed a few tools which I am happy to share. Enjoy! And do send me your feedback.

Be Always ON

Friday, 04 March 2011

What are the working hours of an entrepreneur or business owner? “Every waking moment,” probably fits most of the successful business owners I know. The same ought to be true of anyone seriously interested in building their reputation and social capital. To be a master networker, you have to be like a broadband connection: always on.

 

Why Use Decision Analysis? Because It Works!

Friday, 25 February 2011

Why use decision analysis? George Kirkland, vice chairman at Chevron and in charge of the company’s oil & gas exploration and development strategy, is very clear. “Decision analysis is part of how Chevron does business for a simple but powerful reason: it works,” he says in a short video that outlines how decision analysis is used in Chevron and the value it creates.

 

Pfizer’s Excel and Exceed

Monday, 07 February 2011

If you are a soon-to-be-former employee at Sandwich, it is hard to find much fun in Pfizer’s hubris and strategic missteps over the last decade. The rest of us though will enjoy this video, a collection of the US pharma giant’s recent media highlights, set to its own stirring corporate theme tune.

 

Bill Hybels’ Leadership Book List

Saturday, 16 October 2010

Bill Hybels is the senior pastor at Willow Creek Community Church and runs the annual Global Leadership Summit, which I have been attending for the last few years with the leadership team from my church. Hybels’ book list is a good starting point for developing your own leadership, in a church, business or whatever setting.

 

Nature by Numbers

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Cristóbal Vila has a way with computer modelling and 3D graphics that brings mathematics to life. Nature by Numbers is a short movie inspired by numbers, geometry and nature. Simply beautiful...

 

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