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…?
I am a huge fan of having a personal / professional manifesto. [Definition: “declaration of the intentions, motives, or views of the issuer. Promotes a new idea with prescriptive notions for carrying out changes the author believes should be made.”] … Continue reading Work Manifesto for the Pandemic Age.
I have always disliked running. Futile, tiring, and boring. No euphoric rush for me. It is too mechanical and repetitive. (I think the same about swimming. I have swum regularly for years, but after 15-20 minutes I am done, bored.) … Continue reading Overcoming My Dislike of Running By Thinking Of It As Work
Last week I wrote about the need to move through the gears, using a manual transmission – we need to be more in (micro) control, more discerning than usual, in COVID times. I have been scouring the interwebs for new learning, … Continue reading The power of three – #COVID19 edition
We are in the midst of a pandemic. Surrounded by uncertainty, in an undulating, fast-paced changing situation. We must keep up our spirits, and also be highly pragmatic. What do we need to do to survive? Thrive can wait for … Continue reading Week 24: Self-Isolation
…and a new job. I recently wrote about leaving Teekay after 12 quite delightful years… Well, today I started at a new company, Zenabis Global Inc. It is a big change in some respects, in others very similar. Similar, in … Continue reading Global perspective, change agency, emergent narratives…
The MarComms team at Teekay is small and mighty (basically 5 people, no agency support); and works in perpetual beta mode. We are pushing hard, and breaking through to uncharted territory of what a modern MarComms team can do and … Continue reading 5 Ways We Are Redefining Modern MarComms
1. Learn, Unlearn, Relearn Futurist Alvin Toffler has it right: “The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.” I am really good at that. I … Continue reading 10 Ideas and Concepts That Describe Me Really Well
I wrote recently that my blogging days are slightly on the wane. I am not spent, but I am refocusing my journey with a marketing first lens. I am producing more and more work – 200-300 pieces a year at … Continue reading Teach Me Something I Don’t Know: Ep.1
“Disrupt” is everywhere, is everything. If we are to survive the coming robot / AI take-over, we must disrupt the paradigm! We must disrupt the status quo, we must disrupt ourselves. All true-ish, but definitely overwrought, too serious, bellicose. My friends … Continue reading Forget “Disrupt!”, My Gentle Call Is “Disorganize!”
I want to work with people I trust and admire. I want to learn from them and also help them on their career path, where I can. I want to welcome a fellow traveler with a shake of the hand, … Continue reading I Am ALWAYS Hiring
We are hiring. There is a job description and an application process. Same old, same old. In it, though, is a link to a page full of drama and insight about the team and the role. If you read it, … Continue reading Reviewing 100+ Job Applications: This Much I Know