Psychedelics have been following along in the slipstream of cannabis for a couple of years. Although the research into the beneficial use cases of psychedelics has been ongoing for 30 years, we are seeing how the conversation about drugs has … Continue reading Cannabis Diaries Week 43: Psychedelics.
We have been dealing well with the pandemic. Physical distancing, minimising social gatherings – all good. We take our community role seriously, and all 4 of us are pretty happy in our own bubble. It is summer time and people … Continue reading COVID Diaries Week 21: Travel Restrictions
I like Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s writing on antifragility. In his Heuristics paper, he shares the general principle of antifragility: It is much better to do what you cannot explain, than explain what you cannot do. Ah, snap. Now, I do … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 43: Antifragile.
A person is a person because of people. When I slow down and really contemplate that sentence I am transported out of my own head and into a shared reality that I am mutually creating with others. A person is … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 42: Umuntu Ngumuntu Ngabantu.
COVID19 lockdown hit in March and I suddenly had a whole lot of time on my hands. I am both creative and action-oriented, so I determined: it’s time to write that book. I dusted off my notes I have picked … Continue reading 5 Things I Learned From Making 100 COVID Lockdown Videos.
I am noodling on an idea or project in the corner, under the radar. A little bit of testing, iteration… I work out loud to get some feedback from the hivemind (internal and external). Now, I want to raise the possibility … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 41: Shtick Options.
Talking with organizational execs, one of their biggest conundrums is: “Dead wood.” People around them without the same insights and ability to move the organization forward the way “they” can. “If only there were more people who lead rather than manage…!” … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 40: We Lead!
It is a sign of a nimble and seeking start-up culture that a company developing product X sees that its competitive advantage is actually in process Y or engineering widget Z. They follow the advantage and unicorns are born. It … Continue reading Cannabis Diaries Week 42: Pivot.
All well-respected corporate environments have a certain phraseology that says to the world: “We are professional and august.” One of the top 10 words, if you ever want to be the HIPPO – highest paid person in the room – is “Efficiency.” … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 39: Efficiency!
I find myself at a loose end today. Everything is very quiet. The kids are entertaining themselves, the dog sitting for one dog has ended. As for our dog, she was spayed this week so she is very low energy … Continue reading COVID Diaries Week 20: Normality
You get 80% of the way there with 20% of the effort. You execute 80% of the deliverables with 20% of the team. 80% of the complaints come from 20% of the people. 80% of the value of the work … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 38: 80:20.
On the elevator ride to the 21st floor, a former CEO of mine would enquire about my family situation; and then recall it perfectly on each subsequent shared journey from reception. We had a complete, tailored conversation in that claustrophobic shared space. … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 37: Elevator Pitch.