Ten-plus years ago, the use of, and speed of change in, technology was creating growing pains inside organizations. Individuals’ private use of tech was surpassing their organizational use of it. We were suddenly more connected as private citizens. Companies were forced … Continue reading It’s The Future Of Work All Over Again
School school is done for the year, for sure. My Mum’s next door neighbours get their kids up at the normal time for school, the kids get dressed in their school uniform; they have two lessons in the morning with … Continue reading Getting Schooled
The gigantic hot mess the cannabis industry is in has become overshadowed by COVID-19. Whilst the virus spread has exacerbated the industry malaise, the rest of the world’s industries just caught up pretty fast. This pandemic provides a shadow to … Continue reading Week 25: Essential Service
If you have undertaken the Myers-Briggs personality test, probably the most recalled moniker of the 4 archetypes is E for Extrovert vs. I for Introvert. It seems to be the out-group separation that most people orient around. In earlier years, I … Continue reading Are you an E or an I?
We are in the midst of a pandemic. Surrounded by uncertainty, in an undulating, fast-paced changing situation. We must keep up our spirits, and also be highly pragmatic. What do we need to do to survive? Thrive can wait for … Continue reading Week 24: Self-Isolation
I am standing outside a cannabis store. Opaque windows, the flashing OPEN sign. I don’t like shopping this way. I don’t feel in control of my shopping experience. I nervously go inside. Therein, a sterile environment, the hum of budtenders … Continue reading Week 23: THERE IS NOTHING TO SEE HERE!
I used to work in Soho, a place renowned for its Sex Shops, a hot mess of porn videos, poppers, lingerie, live show, kinky boots, “intimate accessories” etc. The area had critical mass. Everyone was out for a good time, … Continue reading Week 22: Cannabis Porn
To entertain me at dinner sometimes, Lori deploys her very best customer services skills and enquires “May I offer you a refreshing beverage to go with your meal?” The word beverage is very strange to me. It seems very formal. … Continue reading Week 21: When Is A Drink A Beverage?
I have mentioned before, the cannabis industry is moving at warp speed. My month is your year. And I ain’t trying to say I’m something special. Witness the semi-permanent look of loafish bemusement on my face. [Note to self: turn … Continue reading Week 20: Merch Mountains
We are entering quarter-end season. Those who work for publicly-listed companies will know it well – I have been through 50+… The churn of numbers and financial reporting; then the finessing of the corporate narrative on top. With transparency and … Continue reading Week 19: It’s Q-end All Over Again