I have been reflecting a lot over the last few months about the work that I have done, the promise I can make someone new, and what I am good at. This review process should be a regular occurrence, and … Continue reading Category Design: Communications & Culture.
This episode is about the theme tune of the kids’ TV animation “Bob the Builder – Can we fix it? Yes we can!” A test group of people is asked to repeat twenty times over: “I can fix it!” Then they … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 78: Ask Questions.
There are four stages of design thinking. It begins with “What is.” – the present state in which we find ourselves, the situation or initiative. It then moves to “What if…?” where we envision a new, improved future. “What wows” … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 74: What If…?
The last four weeks of my year-long Cannabis Diaries; and I will finish with prognostications on 4 topics that have kept me engaged this year…products, brands, LPs, and Canada. This week, the future of products. Two areas of interest to … Continue reading Cannabis Diaries Week 49: Product Prognostications.
In my study and learning, I keep coming back to this question: How do we make a bigger, or the biggest, difference? It is easy to see ourselves as a tiny cog in The Machine, useful but rarely impactful. Especially for … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 73: Keep a Peasant’s Heart.
In the last episode I talked about insight and its unpredictability and disorganizing effect. This is not a flaw but its built-in advantage. Insight takes us outside our bubble of orthodoxy; we escape our own echo chamber. Can we manufacture insight? … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 72: Echo Chamber.
School starts back next week. Lola is off to high school, and into a student bubble cohort. The grade 11-12s are going to school in the basement of a Jewish community centre across the road. Grade 7 are only allowed … Continue reading COVID Diaries Week 25: Ambivalence.
I am in no way a cannabis OG, I have very little relationship to the industry other than 6 months of turned-up-to-11 LP experience. I am carefully sceptical of those who are old skool cannabis. Not because they know more, … Continue reading Cannabis Diaries Week 45: Grit And Grace.
Disorganizers will often be accused of messing things up, with their crazy ideas and fail forward activities. And it is often true – we seek to change the status quo. The reflective question to consider is, do things need to … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 50: How Can I Help?
I could do that + Yeah, but you didn’t. I like modern art. I occasionally buy cheap pieces to hang on the wall. I like its wry appraisal of the world and its commitment to ideas. Modern art is not … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 49: Modern Art.
I have finished my 100-part video series, Dis!Organize. I had to learn how to do the end-to-end recording process – audio and video. I had to get the right apps in place that produced something I was happy with. One I … Continue reading COVID Diaries Week 22: Craft.
Challenge and change. The two go hand in hand. We have an emergent challenge – and the only thing to do is to change something, maybe everything, to overcome it. We want to change something. Oh, but by doing so, … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 44: You can’t spell C H A l l e N G E without C H A N G E.