Winding down my diary with a few thoughts about brands: The Health Canada marketing regime will relax incrementally – and too slowly for brand value to develop. 5 years min before marketing is the driver it can be. (This will … Continue reading Cannabis Diaries Week 50: Brand Prognostications.
We often get hiring and promotions back to front. We look for people with the existing experience doing the role, because we approach the process risk adversely, with the idea that we will therefore minimize errors. Rather, we should approach from … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 75: Hiring Advice.
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.
Keeping abreast of the cannabis industry news is a dance, a shuffle of steps forward and back. Cha-cha-cha. Of course, it is also a play on Bowie too: cha-cha-cha-changes. Many of my cannabis diary posts are bad news, good news, … Continue reading Cannabis Diaries Week 47: Solid Ground.
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.
Disorganizers have bruises from their fights and muscle from the experimentation and small victories. We know how to make things happen and lead the emergent edge of the organizations we serve. Because we have fallen down so many times (and got back … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 48: Commiserate.
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.