Lori told me this is the quietest, smallest Christmas she had orchestrated (and it was still a full-time gig this month). No big turkey dinner for 10-40 people, count ’em! We couldn’t even invite over the orphans. Lori made some … Continue reading COVID Diaries Week 41: Leftovers.
Do you know why we build gingerbread houses at Christmas? I have no idea – probably something we stole from the Germans, who seems to be behind a lot of Yuletide tradition. Well, we have three built in the house, … Continue reading COVID Diaries Week 40: Tradition.
Anyone who wears glasses will feel me when I say I hate wearing a mask. Not because I think COVID-19 is a hoax. (Duh!) I support the simple and effective health protection approach. My glasses just steam up when I … Continue reading COVID Diaries Week 39: I Hate Masks.
This series has been easy to execute because of the hard graft I have put into my practice over the last decade plus. Many of the episodes write themselves because I wear the experiences on my sleeve and deep within my … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 99: SMASH THE LIKE BUTTON!
I named my practice after an article that has run in The Observer newspaper for years, This Much I Know. Famous people share their learnings, large and small. I find it very inviting, open and kind. I want to channel … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 98: This Much We Know.
You, in your enthusiasm and wide-eyed excitement, have a “What if…” moment and explain your idea to your leader. “What a novel idea!” comes the agnostic reply. You know that idea is in trouble, or that you work for the … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 96: How Novel!
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.