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Agile decisions are American-style decisions

European executives! It’s time to rethink what you consider to be a “decision” if you want to act agile.

Owl attacking prey
Predator organizations 2/2

What makes the network of your employees work as the brain of a hunting predator?

finding the right consultant the right time
Win big with consultants

External consultants sometimes save whole companies, but sometimes just waste precious time and money. Here’s how you can profit the most from using external consulting services.

Obsessed with planning: Why Agile hurts

Agile hurts just like physics: They both need you to value reality more than your own plans, preferences and self-image of cleverness.

Quote: Denning on Competence

“Complexity responded to competence, not authority.” — Steve Denning

The Hunt: Accomplishment of an organization
Predator organizations 1/2

Predators and organizations share a lot in common. The executive who can build and operate a predator organization is clearly at an advantage when making critical decisions.

We are not paid to have fun

The key to motivating your knowledge workers is to provide them a context, the meaning for their efforts.

About the Author

Jan Farkas is the co-owner of Halkeon Agile Consulting, a specialized consulting firm focused on innovation and agility. He has spent more than 15 years in a wide variety of highly innovative projects in engineering, software development and research. As an accomplished consultant, speaker and coach, he worked in corporate, startup and government environments.


Jan holds master’s degrees in physics and computer science and a doctoral degree in astrophysics. He lives with his family in Zurich, Switzerland.


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