The kids went through a stage when they loved Lego Friends – designed for girls, don’t you know! I was always sceptical about the value of Lego kits. Growing up, we had 1000s of pieces of bundled Lego pieces and … Continue reading Lego Let’s Go…
School school is done for the year, for sure. My Mum’s next door neighbours get their kids up at the normal time for school, the kids get dressed in their school uniform; they have two lessons in the morning with … Continue reading Getting Schooled
I was made redundant on March 11, just before COVID19 went from hot topic to YOU ARE MY EVERYTHING. The first thing a few of my network remarked to me when they found out was, “Well, it’s a good time to … Continue reading COVID19 Diaries: Week 1
I am standing outside a cannabis store. Opaque windows, the flashing OPEN sign. I don’t like shopping this way. I don’t feel in control of my shopping experience. I nervously go inside. Therein, a sterile environment, the hum of budtenders … Continue reading Week 23: THERE IS NOTHING TO SEE HERE!
I have mentioned before, the cannabis industry is moving at warp speed. My month is your year. And I ain’t trying to say I’m something special. Witness the semi-permanent look of loafish bemusement on my face. [Note to self: turn … Continue reading Week 20: Merch Mountains
Anyone following the state of the Canadian cannabis market will know that the whole industry is in a real squeeze right now: lack of capital; missed Year One targets in cultivation and revenue; slow roll-out of legal stores; uncertainty around … Continue reading Week 14: Substance
The CEO matters to me. I get to work with them closely, either supporting them on projects or, at least, thinking about them and channeling the needs of the organization through the CEO as an avatar. The personality of the … Continue reading Week 10: Line of Sight
I sit on floor 31, with a view of the North Shore. The view helps clear my head when I am thinking about planning, about strategic conundrums. Of course, in Vancouver in December (or any month), the clouds can roll … Continue reading Week 9: Clear sky clarity, foggy focus
Even confident people start a new job with a certain amount of trepidation. Hey, we’re not sociopaths(?). Am I as good as I think I am? Will people like me? Can I add (enough) value; and quickly (enough)? Can I … Continue reading Week 7: The kindness of strangers
I like to orient around core values. When you are moving with velocity (speed + direction), it is important to know which direction you are heading. (We are not pulling donuts in the school car park.) A challenge to delivering … Continue reading Week 4: Stakeholder value
Think about the change journey of the cannabis industry over the last 2 years: Legacy market process (hopefully avoiding drug gang supply chain) – I have a mate who grows a few plants – he bags it up, sorts me … Continue reading Week 3: the learning NEVER STOPS, PEOPLE!
Finally! I have delivered on my personal goal: “develop a podcast.” Here is the challenge…“Corporate” news, stories, communications tends to be very dry and unremarkable. Only the “brand committed” would be enticed to follow along. So, how to make it … Continue reading “People like us, who do things like this.”