We have been raising an Assistance dog for the last 2 years; and to be honest, it has been hard work. Not just the commitment to 100% adherence to the rules of training engagement. But also, our dog’s inability to … Continue reading COVID Diaries Week 51: Living Your Best Life.
Our dog was at a sitter this week to give her some different experiences with difference handlers. Consequently, being back at work this week, I didn’t need to go out of the house at all. So I didn’t. I had … Continue reading COVID Diaries Week 43: What’s The Weather Like?
This is optimistic Jonathan writing. COVID provides us with constraints. We can lean in to those constraints, and thereby realign perspective. We can drive breakthrough. I have been watching / listening to NPR’s Tiny Desk series – a brilliant reimagining … Continue reading COVID Diaries Week 42: Constraint.
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!
We are working from home. We can crash out of bed and on to a zoom meeting in our sweats (at least, that is what I understand from watching #workTikTok.) I used to have a view from work over various … Continue reading COVID Diaries Week 37: Work View.
A flâneur is defined as: the person of leisure, the idler, the urban explorer, the connoisseur of the street. What strikes me is how apropos is the flâneur’s approach to the world in the here and now. Observant, immersed, knowledgeable and … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 97: Flâneur.
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 read a review of Richard Power’s Pulitzer-winning novel The Overstory, an interlocking narrative of different people and times and places, in which the reviewer noted “the only thing consistent is the seeking – and the humility to understand that we … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 95: What We Know Will Change.
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.
Let’s talk about people, and creating the environment where they feel in control of their destiny, able to deliver more and better. The category design case study is about giving people agency by creating an agency. Here are the other … Continue reading Category Design Case Study VI: Give AGENCY.
Hustle has a negative connotation, but I like to see it as forward momentum, making things happen. Today’s society waits for no woman. Tomorrow’s may walk all over us. We need to light a fire – we need to move … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 90: Hustle and Flow.
I have been spending a lot of time on tiktok recently, and there is a fascinating meta discourse there about origination and creativity. One element of one video gets appropriated and remixed in a new context by someone else, who … Continue reading COVID Diaries Week 33: TikTok, Creativity, and IP.