This is the second part of a two part blog about the power and value of standardisation*. The first part was written in memory of, and in tribute to, Jack Edwards OBE MBE.

In this blog I am revisting the theme of standardisation with some personal experience. As you might expect, my tone is far more irreverent than Part 1!

As most parents will be aware, our children are our toughest critics and any praise is hard won! When my eldest son uttered the immortal words “dad, you’re a crap businessman” I was slightly crestfallen but, nonetheless, pleased he had…


This two part blog is about the power and value of standardisation.
This first part is written in memory of, and in tribute to, Jack Edwards OBE MBE

Last August I was on a Teams call with my colleague Richard Edmonds when I noticed that his profile photo had changed. It was now a photo of an older gentleman, proudly waving the Union Flag.

Intrigued by this, I asked who the man in the photo was, and therein started a fascinating series of insights into a hero of the Second World War and beyond. …

Stephen Ornadel

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