New Years Rulin’s

January 3, 2017


Out with the old and in with the new, they say. Which seems a poor model for science and for wisdom, as presumably we need to learn from some of that “old” stuff. But to the extent that the “new” represents new perspectives, or renewed attempts to do things to the best of our abilities, I am all for that.

2017 sees IEG enter into our 8th year of work, and the start of the new calendar year seems like a good excuse for assessment, reflection, and a statement of intention going forward. The conventions of corporate promotion suggest that I should tell you about our record of continuous year-on-year growth, but honestly that isn’t really true. 2015, and even more 2016, have been difficult years for us and for many of our clients, forcing us to sharpen our skills to try to do better work with fewer resources. To this end, we at IEG have put our heads together to come up with some resolutions for 2017:

We look forward to putting these resolutions to the test, and working with you, in 2017!


P.S. For those of you who prefer a more conventional list of resolutions, above is one from Woody Guthrie, via the most excellent Maria Popova over at brainpickings. My favourite: “Keep hoping machine running”. Original source here.