Friday, October 3, 2014

What’s in a name?

In 2010, I started this blog for professional reasons, choosing the name Rising Tide Harbor.

A harbor, as I’m sure many are aware, is a place on the coast where boats go for safety or protection.

I’ve also always liked the phrase “a rising tide lifts all boats”. It’s an aphorism that means general improvements will benefit all participants.

It was in this mindset that I hoped others would find my experiences, ideas and questions about Lean & Agile in organizations useful in someway. Either by not feeling alone with similar questions or that they might find my experiences or ideas helpful somehow.

Over the last few years I’ve realized that many if the problems and issues I see in organizations actually run much deeper…or perhaps broader. They reach outside the organization into the systems around organizations. These topics tend to be more about politics, economics or society.

So today I’m choosing to relaunch this blog, under its original name and original intent, but to cover these boarder topics as well. I hope folks find this content just as enjoyable, but if you are interested in my more professional musings or experiences look over at for that content.

Thanks for reading!