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
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.
Retail investors get bored really easily. You may have read about Robinhood, the gamified investment app where apparently young people are investing their time and energy, their luck and their dopamine on short-term wins. Recently, one young investor somehow managed … Continue reading Cannabis Diaries Week 41: The New New.
The science fiction writer Theodore Sturgeon famously said: “Ninety percent of everything is crap,” … This became known as Sturgeon’s Law, and it is applied to the advantage of the disorganizer. Everyone else makes outsize promises about their work, they ask for the … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 32: Sturgeon’s Law.
In pandemic times, it’s good to follow the advice from that well-known Wartime reminder that people have pinned up in their workstation: KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON. In our workplace, however, we should take more care, and question our surroundings more critically. If … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 29: Keep Calm (Don’t) Carry On.
Create a manifesto. Manifesto is defined as “a published verbal 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.” Publishing is important … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 28: Create a Manifesto.
More movement and reaction to how #WFH is exciting, challenging and debilitating for various user groups. Last week I shared how Big Bosses want more real estate on the Zoom call. Ugh. Video conferencing team meetings bring into sharper relief … Continue reading COVID Diaries Week 17: Hogging.
The single biggest challenge for the legal cannabis industry is surely LPs’ inability to brand their products, such that consumers seek out BRAND X, rather than strain Y or THC value Z. The Health Canada restrictions are so intense that … Continue reading Cannabis Diaries Week 39: The Unknown.
I have been sharing the ABCDEs of disorganizing your workplace – a bunch of action, bits and bytes of knowledge, concepts, definitions and encouragements. But here is where I pause for a moment and leave some space. What is your … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 20: Empty (Insert Topic Here).
After the comedown from 3-4 years of pure speculation and numbers picked from the air with a chef’s kiss attached, in 2020 we see a smorgasbord of depressing, angry, and pathetic stats coming from the real world of legal cannabis. … Continue reading Cannabis Diaries Week 38: Numbers Don’t Lie.
Thinking about “2020” – a term referring to good vision, clarity, a positive sign! Yet here we are: death and destruction; moral, political and economic bankruptcy abounds! In the tumult, a big milestone upcoming, turning 50. I have been reflecting … Continue reading COVID Diaries Week 14: The 50th Edition