Prior to the launch of this site, William Tate wrote an extensive range of blogposts. If you are doing research, looking for inspiration or would welcome a systemic look at contemporary problems, you can access them at

If you scroll through the entries, you’ll find some posts that are particularly relevant today, such as:

‘Invitations to tender can suppress leadership’  13th May 2010

‘What happens when professionals get stuck?’ 11th March 2010

‘The system’s performance matters more than that of individuals’  25th February 2010

‘Councils should become more business-like, but not more like a business.’  18th December 2009