Meander. It’s a great word. It just sounds right. I first came across the word studying geography at school. A river meanders, gently swerving this way and that; the water slowly removing and depositing the earth of its banks as … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep.6: Meander
I am approaching the Singularity, as my thinking about cannabis and COVID19 merge. The Q1 2020 results for cannabis LPs have been (relatively) promising. Many spoke about the sales push around the time of COVID lockdown. Consumers and patients stocking … Continue reading Cannabis Diaries Week 34: Mental Health
Ever experienced this conundrum? When you have a brilliant idea but you can’t reach it from your job description. Just. Out. Of. Reach. Two choices: Keep reaching in the hope of growing longer arms; or Dig out your job description, … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep.5: Disorganize the Job Description
[Cambridge University announced that next year there will be no in-situ courses, no campus life…imagine spending your 10k for tuition and not getting that real-life experience of growing up, connecting with your cohort!] I have often stated, I am highly … Continue reading COVID Diaries Week 12: The Loser Edition
As a communicator, I like this little bit of organizational physics: for each action there is an equal and opposite reaction (and a social media overreaction) If you want to change what goes on around you in the workplace, you … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep.4: Creative Tension
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.