SpeedWork A sideways look at the implications of speed Ray Poynter, Vision CriticalThe Need for Speed – May 18
Who travelled the furthest today?Each table to find out who travelled the furthest.As soon as you work out who that person is, they should stand up.The Need for Speed – May 18
Who has the biggest house number?Each personOn your notepad, write your house number – if your house does not have anumber write 0. If you are in a flat, just use the building number.When I call now, show your number to the rest of your table, the one with thehighest number stand up.The Need for Speed – May 18
What do the faster systems lose?The Need for Speed – May 18
Mental MathsAs soon as you have an answer to the problem below, stand up99 times 21The Need for Speed – May 18
Mental MathsAs soon as you have an answer to the problem below, stand up100 times 20The Need for Speed – May 18
Carl Friedrich GaussA stressed out teacher tried to distract an eager Gauss by telling him toadd the numbers 1 to 100, 18th CenturyBut he did it in seconds, because the saw the ‘trick’0 + 100 = 1001 + 99 = 1002 + 98 = 100:::::48 + 52 = 10049 + 51 = 100So, 50 sets of 100 = 5000Don’t forget the 50 (we stopped at 49 and 51 remember)Total = 5050The Need for Speed – May 18
Bat and BallListen to the question, as soon as you have the answer,write it down and stand up. A man buys a bat and ball Together they cost ₤1.10 The bat costs one pound more than the ball How much does the ball cost?The Need for Speed – May 18
Add together the following numbers One thousand Forty One thousand Thirty One thousand Twenty One thousand Ten Write down your answerThe Need for Speed – May 18
Three closing thoughts1. Structure can make things faster, especially if things can be done in parallel2. Simplifying can make things faster3. Don’t let System 1 jump in when System 2 is neededThe Need for Speed – May 18
The Need for Speed A 360º review of the way speed is changing and shaping businessThe Need for Speed – May 18
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