This is my lame-ass, but 100% heartfelt, version of those LinkedIn posts where people upload a photo of their security pass and write…. “Four years ago I walked through the front door at <insert G-MAFIA company>; and I never imagined … Continue reading A Love Letter to Teekay
So an Englishman, a Taiwanese-Brazilian, a Jordanian-American, a German, a Venezuelan-Chinese, a Romanian, and an Italian-Croatian walk into a bar… Welcome to episode 5 of the podcast, friends. The work podcast keeps on ‘casting. Its essence is to capture the … Continue reading An Englishman Walks Into A Bar…
Finally! I have delivered on my personal goal: “develop a podcast.” Here is the challenge…“Corporate” news, stories, communications tends to be very dry and unremarkable. Only the “brand committed” would be enticed to follow along. So, how to make it … Continue reading “People like us, who do things like this.”
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)
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
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.
Let’s Talk About “Team” Nothing happens in isolation. It is within the team that the magic happens. How so? Well, here are a few things that showcase our approach… Firstly, sartorial excellence never gets in the way! The team performance … Continue reading The World’s Best Team Photo Was A Result of Our Social (Hive)Mindset
My team makes a lot of content – up to 150-200 videos a year: internal and external focused; across all business areas; and digging into all parts of ‘who we are.’ Sometimes, people ask me variations on these themes: Just what … Continue reading Why Do We Do The (Video) Things We Do?