Sometimes you can spend hour, days or in my case years thinking about different aspects of the same issue and they just don’t seem to fit together then, when you least expect it, some new piece of information arrives, and it all fits together. The euphoria is infectious.

20 years ago, with the help of many talented people, I developed a simulation that helped transform a global business. We took over 10,000 people in 60 countries through the experience and in doing so gave them a common language and shared expectations of the journey ahead that enabled them to bring about transformational change.

More recently we’ve developed a second simulation, this time designed to help individuals navigate their way through our rapidly changing world. The prototype works really well but I’ve been struggling to explain to others how it works so that they will have the confidence to help me take the project forward.

The other day I heard someone talking about the biology of the human brain and suddenly it all clicked – Bingo!