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.
I like Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s writing on antifragility. In his Heuristics paper, he shares the general principle of antifragility: It is much better to do what you cannot explain, than explain what you cannot do. Ah, snap. Now, I do … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 43: Antifragile.
One of the historical challenges of ego that got in my way was the idea that I did not have anything unique to say. “All that has ever been said or made is a click away.!” What unique voice or value … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 36: Everything is Remix.
Start small, make the kind of mistakes where you can exclaim “Oopsie!” and everyone lets you get on with cleaning up the mess. Make another mistake – but never the same one. (That gets you escorted out of the door.) Make a new … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 35: Fail Forward.
You have heard of FAQs – frequently asked questions. Something is happening in your organization and you need to explain it all to a stakeholder group. The answers tend to be factual and dull. Anyone who has done media training will know how … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 34: Give a FUQ.
Everything around change should start with curiosity: Who are we? How did we get here? Where are we heading? Are there other options for us? Oooh! What’s that? Tell me more! Curiosity is the base ingredient for learning; which, as … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 30: Creativity is a Killer App.
LAMS-TAY – Look at more stuff. Think about it harder. This is a call to action for all disorganizers. Don’t phone it in at work. Create the new, the next, the better version. It requires open eyes, an open mind, and … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 27: L.A.M.S.T.A.I.H.