Today is an auspicious day (well for me anyway). Musings was created twelve months ago today. At that time, I wanted (needed?) an outlet through which new ideas, thoughts and reflections could be expressed as I began to grapple with the demands of a PhD.
When I set out, the goal was entirely personal: Musings was a vehicle to share my thoughts and ideas about governance, strategy and societal wellbeing. I had no idea whether Musings would make it beyond a few months (or a few entries for that matter!), or whether anyone would read the entries. I wasn't really bothered either. To my surprise, my motivation to share ideas remains intact, somewhere between 50 and 200 visitors view the site each day (that number is slowly growing over time), and quite a few people have either posted comments or contacted me directly.
Looking ahead, I plan to continue writing, because the process helps me refine my (doctoral) thoughts. The focus will probably narrow slightly (to strategy, decision-making and governance), as these topics start to dominate my thinking time (I've discovered doctoral research does that to you). One twist though: I'm going to move from writing for my sake, to trying to provide "value" to readers. To do this, I'd appreciate some feedback. Are there some topics or themes that you'd like to read about in the coming months? If so, please post a comment! In the meantime, postings will continue at the pace of 2-3 postings each fortnight.
Thoughts on corporate governance, strategy and effective board practice; our place in the world; and, other things that catch my attention.