The world is changing… fast.

Everybody’s talking about. But beyond the superficial clichés and superlatives about agility and innovation and disruption, you know this to be true. You can feel it in your bones.

Fuelled by never before seen and ever more complex interactions between people, places and technology, the world in which our organisations are operating is going through unprecedented change.

For many of us—for both our leaders and our workers—this rapidly changing world can be incredibly confronting and stressful. Because everything that you thought you knew about how the world ‘should’ work is being challenged.

Especially our traditional linear and hierarchical approach to business.

Which is not surprising, because it is built upon outdated thinking and design which is more than 150 years old. This outdated thinking has served us well in the past, but it’s well and truly time for an upgrade, for something new and different, for an approach which can respond to today’s rapid-fire pace of change.

We’re guessing that’s why you’re here.

You’re ready to get your organisation ready the for future—a future full of uncertainty and unpredictability, and of massive opportunity and potential.

That’s where we can help.

Patrick works at the vanguard of ‘new world’ business and organisational thinking, and introduces it to clever executives and senior leaders of medium and large size businesses who understand the need for transformation.

So if this sounds like you, read on—the purpose page should be your next stop!


Patrick Hollingworth

The Light and Fast Organisation

A New Way of Dealing with Uncertainty

Beyond clichéd mantras and superficial colloquialisms, business and mountaineering actually do share many parallels, especially in today’s increasingly complex and uncertain business world. This book is a refreshingly unique and well-thought out approach to helping your organisation go beyond the hype and become truly agile and innovative.


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