Psychedelics have been following along in the slipstream of cannabis for a couple of years. Although the research into the beneficial use cases of psychedelics has been ongoing for 30 years, we are seeing how the conversation about drugs has … Continue reading Cannabis Diaries Week 43: Psychedelics.
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.
Talking with organizational execs, one of their biggest conundrums is: “Dead wood.” People around them without the same insights and ability to move the organization forward the way “they” can. “If only there were more people who lead rather than manage…!” … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 40: We Lead!
It is a sign of a nimble and seeking start-up culture that a company developing product X sees that its competitive advantage is actually in process Y or engineering widget Z. They follow the advantage and unicorns are born. It … Continue reading Cannabis Diaries Week 42: Pivot.
All well-respected corporate environments have a certain phraseology that says to the world: “We are professional and august.” One of the top 10 words, if you ever want to be the HIPPO – highest paid person in the room – is “Efficiency.” … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 39: Efficiency!
You get 80% of the way there with 20% of the effort. You execute 80% of the deliverables with 20% of the team. 80% of the complaints come from 20% of the people. 80% of the value of the work … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 38: 80:20.
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.
Finally, the data is starting to roll-in about exactly what has changed for the #WFH crowd, other than “everything.” Microsoft has been chewing on the dataset from one of their large teams, and it has some fascinating insights into how … Continue reading COVID Diaries Week 19: 5 Data Points From WFH.
The science fiction writer Theodore Sturgeon famously said: “Ninety percent of everything is crap,” … This became known as Sturgeon’s Law, and it is applied to the advantage of the disorganizer. Everyone else makes outsize promises about their work, they ask for the … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 32: Sturgeon’s Law.
Traditionally, inside a company, you want to be an insider. Close to the action, in the oak-panelled room, smelling the power. <SNIFF>. You listen closely for the organizational narrative and make sure you always onside with the guy in the corner … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 31: Edge is the New Core.
Some fascinating HBR research from the front line of #WFH business continuity: MORE COMMUNICATION, please and thank you. Employees need clarity. REDUNDANT communication – more channels, more time on the channels. Leaders need to free up their schedule to talk with their teams – … Continue reading COVID Diaries Week 18: How Can I Help?
As of June, 2020 edibles made up 12% of the total Canadian cannabis market. It will surely overtake extract products (14%) by the next update. Given the challenges to get to production by most LPs, this is optimistic news. It … Continue reading Cannabis Diaries Week 40: Let’s Eat.