You are aged 10. It is the end of August, and hot. You are mucking about with a couple of friends, just hanging out, lying in the grass. School is long gone; but also right around the corner. Everything feels … Continue reading The Death of Summer – A Japanese Memory (懐かしい)
On Sunday I visited a house that had dozens of Rubik’s cubes kicking around. I picked one up for the first time in 25+ years and set to task – to finish one side. I chose the largest cube I … Continue reading (Re)Learning 3 Languages: Rubik’s, French, Markup
After last week’s talk by Welby Altidor, I have been thinking about a duty of care at work. He envisions a lifestyle / workplace of creative courage, and I said, “sign me up.” As a team leader, I want that … Continue reading Why Can’t I Do What I Want To Do At Work?
Yesterday I heard Welby Altidor talk about his new book Creative Courage at The Art of Leadership conference in Vancouver. Much of this blog is really that investigation, how to move out into the world (courage) and do good work … Continue reading The War On Imagination
Today I became a citizen of Canada. I am officially ready. I have been in Canada on and off since the Millennium; and it is important to state the only reason I have not taken citizenship earlier is my pure … Continue reading A Canadian Experience In VUCA Times
I have been hunkered down inside all things #DigitalTransformation the last few months; trying to understand how we might kickstart a focus on this hot topic. A colleague and I presented to the Exec team in May around various technologies, and the … Continue reading A Short, Haphazard Investigation Into #DigitalTransformation
In 2008, I made a pitch to a steering committee about replacing our SharePoint intranet with some kind of early social network technology. We had interviewed stakeholders around the world about how they wanted to interact with each other and … Continue reading “This is about the company; it’s about us, and it’s about me.” Maybe, it can be about you too.
This week is my 10th anniversary at Teekay. I never thought I would stay more than than 3 years. I have had 3 x 3-yr cycles of learning-applying-passing forward. Just when things get easy / dull / dangerous, there has … Continue reading 10-Year Work Anniversary: #WOLweek
Over the last 5-10 years, I have morphed my learning focus away from the straight and narrow of MarComms. At first, it was through the lens of “Enterprise Social” – I saw an opportunity for collaboration tools to unlock new … Continue reading I Am Having An Existential Moment Here! A Reflection on Dystopian Threats And Cultural Cures.
I found a piece of content I wrote in 2011 to my team, explaining my design approach needs. Although it is slightly dated in its examples (the iPhone app grid), it is remarkably relevant 6 years later. We are currently, … Continue reading Deep Design: Helping The Brand Define Itself