Welcome to the my blog. This page gives you a flavour of who I am and my approach to helping people to help themselves. To read some of my posts, please use the “Recent Posts” link above.
My name is Bob windmill and I am the MD of Windmill Insight Solutions ltd. I’ve been running Windmill Insight Solutions (WIS) for over seven years and I am delighted that, despite the 2010 downturn, things are going really well.
WIS is very much aimed at helping people and organisations achieve good things. This blog is a way for me share with you some thoughts on how individuals and organisations can avoid repeating my mistakes.
This of course means that you are now free to go off and make some new ones of your own 🙂
The company name is a combination of my Surname – me, because that’s what I am offering , Insight – that great moment when all the data and information that you are working with makes sense, and Solutions – getting something useful done, which after all is what life is about.
Education and experience
I am lucky to hold both science and business Master’s Degrees, giving me two different ways of thinking about problems and how to solve them. This knowledge has been refined by 40 years experience of applying it to a range of practical problems.
However, the best asset I have is that I love making things work better. From an early age I would take things apart to see how they worked. While I wasn’t quite as successful at getting them back together it was a start.
Off down a slippery slope?
Somewhere along the line this inquisitive young person disappeared and was taken over by a rather more serious individual who liked the comfort and security of of a world of technical excellence where answers were either right or wrong.
How well did that work out? Have a read of my post on “How I escaped a life of grind“. Is there a clue in the title? You decide.
If you have a work or personal experience to you’d share, please don’t hesitate to leave a comment below.