I like to see folks functioning better, individually and collectively. I love to play a part in making that happen.


I’m a Chaos Monkey and an Omega Wolf.
I often serve as a “Tour Guide” to the world of effective organisations.
My motto is: ‘Do nothing that isn’t play.’

Sometimes, when pressed, I’ll introduce myself as an Organisational Psychotherapist or transition specialist.

My Media Presence

You can find me across various media, including:

web: http://www.fallingblossoms.com
twitter: http://twitter.com/flowchainsensei
blog: https://flowchainsensei.wordpress.com
blog: http://humane-solutions.com
email: bob.marshall@fallingblossoms.com
github: https://github.com/chiefmouse
linkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/zx12bob

My Philosophy and Perspective

“I believe that a Rightshift of knowledge-work businesses brings improved health, wealth and wisdom for individuals, for the organisations in which they work, and for society at large.”

– Bob Marshall (FlowchainSensei)

You can read more about the Rightshifting Ethos, here.

And for more about my philosophy and perspective on the world of work, you might like to take a look at the NoCV section of this blog, at my Personal Charter, and at the Familiar Credo.

This Blog

Via this blog, I share insights of particular interest to CxOs, other senior business managers, and development folks more generally – into the always exciting, often frustrating and sometimes downright opaque world of knowledge work, i.e. software and product development.

I also blog at humane-solutions.com.

Public Speaking

I speak quite often – by invitation only – at national and international conferences and other events.


Here’s a collection of links to some of my past presentations:

Video of Ace Conference Krakow 2012 Keynote

Video of Magrails11 presentation
Rightshifting Recruitment

Video of Lean Kanban Benelux 11 Presentation
Rightshifting Explained” (Session 1, led by @FlowchainSensei)

Video of Lean Kanban Benelux 11 Presentation
“Rightshifting Explained” (Session 2, led by @PG_Rule)

VIdeo of Skillsmatter-hosted presentation 25.08.2009
“Is Lean the Inevitable Future for Software-intensive Product Development?”

Video of Limited WIP Society presentation 13.05.2010
“Why Big-Picture Stuff Matters”


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