A bigger overhang to our lives since COVID lock down than unemployment has been the health and wellness of our elderly parents, each of the three having been admitted to hospital at some point in the last few months with … Continue reading COVID Diaries Week 24: I Miss You
I regularly deliver food to an old Chinese couple on the edge of Chinatown and the DTES in Vancouver. The husband can just about communicate with me in English to coordinate timing; his wife less so. The post photo is … Continue reading Covid Diaries Week 23: Care In The Community.
I once developed a big digital transformation presentation for my Executive team. I needed some wow factor, some edge thinking that would surprise them and stop them in their tracks. BLOCKCHAIN! It kicked off an interesting discussion that went from bamboozlement, to … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 47: Identify Your Kryptonite.
We have been dealing well with the pandemic. Physical distancing, minimising social gatherings – all good. We take our community role seriously, and all 4 of us are pretty happy in our own bubble. It is summer time and people … Continue reading COVID Diaries Week 21: Travel Restrictions
A person is a person because of people. When I slow down and really contemplate that sentence I am transported out of my own head and into a shared reality that I am mutually creating with others. A person is … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 42: Umuntu Ngumuntu Ngabantu.
COVID19 lockdown hit in March and I suddenly had a whole lot of time on my hands. I am both creative and action-oriented, so I determined: it’s time to write that book. I dusted off my notes I have picked … Continue reading 5 Things I Learned From Making 100 COVID Lockdown Videos.
I am noodling on an idea or project in the corner, under the radar. A little bit of testing, iteration… I work out loud to get some feedback from the hivemind (internal and external). Now, I want to raise the possibility … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 41: Shtick Options.
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.