In the previous episode I shared the original – Joseph Schumpeter – definition of entrepreneurship – creative destruction! Now, let’s jump ahead in time, to the most famous management consultant of all – Peter Drucker. In his seminal textbook on … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep.3: Upset and Disorganize
May is Mental Health month, and I see many great posts from people around the world who have experiences and commentary; and I think to myself: “Wow, I am blessed that I do not suffer from this disease.” Only, of … Continue reading COVID Diaries Week 11: Mental Health Edition
The term “entrepreneurship” was first defined by the economist Joseph Schumpeter, and its definition is utter genius: creative destruction! Schumpeter argued that progress occurs in ‘cracks and leaps’ not “infinitesimal small steps” Daniel Isenberg, the author of Worthless, Impossible, and … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep.2: Creative Destruction
A neighbour of ours is a fine arts professor at Emily Carr University. He saw Zoe’s art exhibition and wrote me an email about her Current Mood selection: great pandemic show! I found the durational moods portrait series particularly interesting as … Continue reading COVID Art: Current Mood, Heavy Weather
On the downward slope of share prices in the cannabis space, I kept reading posts from retail investors asking: “Have we hit the bottom?” It only takes one good day for one or two pot stocks for the mood to … Continue reading Cannabis Diaries Week 33: The Nugs
Hello, I’m Jonathan and I’m a corporate disorganizer. Pleased to meet you. What do you call yourself, when you decide to let loose in your organization to deliver MAXIMUM value? Do you just say “Hello, I’m <insert NAME NAME> and … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep.1: What’s in a Name…?
So, I was laid off in March, at the time of COVID lockdown. Fairly straightforwardly, I stayed in the house, and the family dispersed to various locations to keep their sanity and do their work and hobbies. Lola took over … Continue reading COVID Diaries Week 10: Worldview Edition.
Let’s get ready for the Future of Work. A few years ago, I read a Fast Company article about the kinds of jobs people might have in 2025. One in particular caught my eye: a Corporate Disorganizer, someone “who can introduce … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep.0: The ABCDEs of a Corporate Disorganizer.
Zoe has been channeling her pandemic energy through her art. I have been spring cleaning; and finding old frames for her to repurpose. In them, some previous iterations of our family creative juices, often made for Mother’s Days. It gave … Continue reading COVID Art: Keep Calm. No Carona (sic).
Maybe because there is nothing better to do, maybe because she has similar existential angst afflicting us adults in COVID-times, Zoe has been on an art rip. Almost everyday some creation emerges from her bedroom/studio. It is abstract, and deeply emotional. … Continue reading COVID Art: Kids Edition
Outreach. In March COVID times (y’know, back in the day), friends reported that work was crazy, and hours were long. I chilled at home, reading and writing, keeping a low profile. In the last week, I decided to dip my … Continue reading COVID Diaries: Week 9
I audited my calendar and calculated an average of 25 hrs of meetings a week. Consequently, I was working 50-60 hrs a week to get everything done. Then something strange occurred. It went something like this (condensed): – We introduced … Continue reading Meetings Meetings Meetings.