Even confident people start a new job with a certain amount of trepidation. Hey, we’re not sociopaths(?). Am I as good as I think I am? Will people like me? Can I add (enough) value; and quickly (enough)? Can I … Continue reading Week 7: The kindness of strangers
A time of tension and challenge in any public-listed entity. The squeeze of data from every available corporate reporting system so tight that it callouses the skin of the organization’s collective hands. Adding all the numbers together again and again, … Continue reading Week 5-6: Earnings week.
I always look to the values of a company to determine my opinion of a brand. I look for congruence between stated approach and how people experience the brand. After two days at Zenabis Global Inc., I have seen that … Continue reading Values Drive the World
…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…
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.