Ajay Kumar


Masters in Major Programme Management







I am a strategy / business transformation consultant and I possesses over a decade of experience in coordinating massive transformation programmes, managing change and setting up large process infrastructures for organizations, both in the public and private sector,

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Posted by: on October 10, 2016

On Chicken Wings, Gettier Problems, Popper’s Falsification, Black Ravens a...

Das Wissen ist der Tad der Forschung. {Knowledge is the death of research}— Walther Hermann Nernst The consumption of copious quantities of chicken wings (with gin) at The Four Candles[i] has almost become a ritual, signalling the start of a module on the MSc programme. On one such ceremonious occasion, the lady behind the bar […]

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Posted by: on August 3, 2016

Contract law and why Gödel says a mind map of law can never be consistent and c...

In Season 6, Episode 7 of the Game of Thrones, the character Sansa Stark is shown sending a note to Petyr Baelish with the following terms   “[…] to protect me. Now you have a chance to fulfill your promise. […] Knights of the Vale are under your command. Ride north for Winterfell. Lend us […]

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Posted by: on May 10, 2016

Financial management, Euthyphro’s dilemma, my wife and Amazonian perspectivism

Socrates asks Euthyphro “Is the pious (τὸ ὅσιον) loved by the gods because it is pious, or is it pious because it is loved by the gods?” (10a) Professor Paolo Quattrone, asked us exactly the same thing, which I’d like to call Paolo’s dilemma— Do we believe in numbers because they are accurate or are […]

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Posted by: on February 18, 2016

“I was told by a camera technician in Piccadilly Circus, only God is perfect!”

How then do we, as mere mortals, design and deliver perfect programmes? The psychologist Michael Cole and some colleagues once gave members of the Kpelle tribe, in Liberia, a version of the WISC similarities test (a modern day IQ test): they took a basket of food, tools, containers, and clothing and asked the tribesmen to […]

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Posted by: on December 7, 2015

Major programme managers as Kings

One enterprising member from the 7th cohort in MPM, plans to run for the office of the highest-elected position in his country. Plato argued as thus: “there will be no end to the troubles of states… humanity itself, till philosophers become kings in the world…” This is my take — suppose the ruler of a […]

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Posted by: on November 13, 2015

What no one tells you about Major Programme Management —The first week

“…and therefore major programmes are different”, I concluded. At this point I had read the essay over twenty times and I knew where each word was. In fact, the past few weeks I had been thinking so much about the essay that every time I had a conversation with the wife, I felt an innate […]

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