Let’s get ready for the Future of Work. A few years ago, I read a Fast Company article about the kinds of jobs people might have in 2025. One in particular caught my eye: a Corporate Disorganizer, someone “who can introduce … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep.0: The ABCDEs of a Corporate Disorganizer.
Zoe has been channeling her pandemic energy through her art. I have been spring cleaning; and finding old frames for her to repurpose. In them, some previous iterations of our family creative juices, often made for Mother’s Days. It gave … Continue reading COVID Art: Keep Calm. No Carona (sic).
Maybe because there is nothing better to do, maybe because she has similar existential angst afflicting us adults in COVID-times, Zoe has been on an art rip. Almost everyday some creation emerges from her bedroom/studio. It is abstract, and deeply emotional. … Continue reading COVID Art: Kids Edition
Outreach. In March COVID times (y’know, back in the day), friends reported that work was crazy, and hours were long. I chilled at home, reading and writing, keeping a low profile. In the last week, I decided to dip my … Continue reading COVID Diaries: Week 9
I audited my calendar and calculated an average of 25 hrs of meetings a week. Consequently, I was working 50-60 hrs a week to get everything done. Then something strange occurred. It went something like this (condensed): – We introduced … Continue reading Meetings Meetings Meetings.
Timmins is a city of about 40,000 people in Northern Ontario. This week, its first cannabis store opened. No big deal, there are stores opening every day these days, especially in Ontario. But consider this. Timmins is basically a day … Continue reading Cannabis Diaries Week 32: That Don’t Impress Me Much
I am a huge fan of having a personal / professional manifesto. [Definition: “declaration of the intentions, motives, or views of the issuer. Promotes a new idea with prescriptive notions for carrying out changes the author believes should be made.”] … Continue reading Work Manifesto for the Pandemic Age.
I have always disliked running. Futile, tiring, and boring. No euphoric rush for me. It is too mechanical and repetitive. (I think the same about swimming. I have swum regularly for years, but after 15-20 minutes I am done, bored.) … Continue reading Overcoming My Dislike of Running By Thinking Of It As Work
Education, or Learning? I am agnostic about the value of education. Maybe based on my own average experience, where in retrospect, I am uncertain why I did any of it. As Godin presciently commented recently, “The degree is what’s on … Continue reading COVID19 Diaries: Week 8
Last week I wrote about the need to move through the gears, using a manual transmission – we need to be more in (micro) control, more discerning than usual, in COVID times. I have been scouring the interwebs for new learning, … Continue reading The power of three – #COVID19 edition
More corporate language shenanigans in the last week. Still more “Cover me with COVID-19 fire, while I make a dash for the exit!” that I mentioned a couple of weeks ago. Meanwhile, Canopy is pivoting from “FIRST!” to “BEST!” Their … Continue reading Cannabis Diaries Week 31: Word Blancmange
Serendipity Attack! I was invited to a webinar using the Hopin video tool – similar to Zoom. The webinar itself failed miserably due to wifi connectivity issues of the presenter, but there was a happy, serendipitous interlude while they tried … Continue reading COVID19 Diaries: Week 7