I have a new job, and I am working from home, of course. I am even more housebound than usual during COVID-days, exacerbated by the renewal of lockdown. Work has been really mind-expanding – I have been on a virtual … Continue reading COVID Diaries Week 36: Memories.
Our creative agency work was almost entirely in-house. The team did it all: strategy, writing, graphics, audio, video, podcasts, editing, all the post-production. We had equipment everywhere, always a handful of cameras and mics and lights to hand. The office … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 94: Everyone Needs a Studio 20.
The Last Post is the most poignant of laments. It always brings a tear to the eye. At 1100 on 11 November each year, the family gathers together at the cenotaph and remembers those who fell in service, and the … Continue reading COVID Diaries Week 35: Remembrance.
It is still ongoing as I write this, the US election. It has sucked the energy from the room for the last…4 years. As a white male, I used to find Trump rather amusing in a buffoonery way. Surely, people … Continue reading COVID Diaries Week 34: Election Fever.
Today’s category design case study is about seeking out the true brand story hidden deep in the organization – and allowing those people to see themselves reflected in the brand. This is how we charge the culture with electric energy. … Continue reading Category Design Case Study V: Reflect The CULTURE.
Why do you do the things you do? You should have some ideas about this! Speed without direction doesn’t get you anywhere except a crash. How do you do the things you do? You should have some philosophy about this … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 89: Thinking Advantage.
I happen to be a communicator, and therefore storytelling is a core skillset and process in how I go about my business. It should be yours too. If you are curious and a learner, you will undertake many experiments and make … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 88: Storytelling Brings Curiosity to Life.
First week back in full-time work for 7 months. Number one focus: time management. Keep up, Anthony! There is a lot going on, many people to meet, much to understand. I have to get to know lots of people, and … Continue reading COVID Diaries Week 32: Calendarize!
I have been unemployed a couple of times in my adult life; as well, I had a couple of periods of under-employment. It is good to have context by which to judge the good times, those times when one finds … Continue reading Job 4 Life.
It was a slightly weird Thanksgiving. We still had the turkey, and there was still plenty of leftovers. But the turkey was “normal” sized. The dishwasher was done after 2 fillings, vs. our usual 5. All the leftover food easily … Continue reading COVID Diaries Week 31: Giving Thanks.
A year ago, I took a leap. I took my skillset and applied it to cannabis. Canada is leading the world. The rules of engagement are emergent, everything is being created live. The industry is full of advocates, optimists, hustlers … Continue reading A Year In Canadian Cannabis.
The organizational psychologist Adam Grant talks about a personality matrix on two axes: givers and takers, and agreeable and disagreeable. We can imagine that colleagues who take are a nightmare to work with, selfish and focused on their own needs. … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 84: Be a Disagreeable Giver.