I have only been in the cannabis game for a few months, which equates to 2-3 years in an industry of more maturity. If you follow along closely enough, and that is my role, you start to see themes emerge, … Continue reading Week 12: Normalisation
The work does not seem to slow down here. We are only nearing the end of Year one of existence, so the life at a start-up does not follow along well-worn pathways and protocols. There is no time to pause … Continue reading Week 11: closing out the year, readying for 2020
The CEO matters to me. I get to work with them closely, either supporting them on projects or, at least, thinking about them and channeling the needs of the organization through the CEO as an avatar. The personality of the … Continue reading Week 10: Line of Sight
I sit on floor 31, with a view of the North Shore. The view helps clear my head when I am thinking about planning, about strategic conundrums. Of course, in Vancouver in December (or any month), the clouds can roll … Continue reading Week 9: Clear sky clarity, foggy focus
You may have heard that cannabis edibles are now legal in Canada – the first products hit the stores in December. The most commonly expected edible mechanism seems to be ‘gummies.’ Incredible care and attention goes into the development, packaging … Continue reading Week 8: Care and attention. ADULTS ONLY.
Even confident people start a new job with a certain amount of trepidation. Hey, we’re not sociopaths(?). Am I as good as I think I am? Will people like me? Can I add (enough) value; and quickly (enough)? Can I … Continue reading Week 7: The kindness of strangers
A time of tension and challenge in any public-listed entity. The squeeze of data from every available corporate reporting system so tight that it callouses the skin of the organization’s collective hands. Adding all the numbers together again and again, … Continue reading Week 5-6: Earnings week.
I like to orient around core values. When you are moving with velocity (speed + direction), it is important to know which direction you are heading. (We are not pulling donuts in the school car park.) A challenge to delivering … Continue reading Week 4: Stakeholder value
Think about the change journey of the cannabis industry over the last 2 years: Legacy market process (hopefully avoiding drug gang supply chain) – I have a mate who grows a few plants – he bags it up, sorts me … Continue reading Week 3: the learning NEVER STOPS, PEOPLE!
I always look to the values of a company to determine my opinion of a brand. I look for congruence between stated approach and how people experience the brand. After two days at Zenabis Global Inc., I have seen that … Continue reading Values Drive the World