Let’s talk about people, and creating the environment where they feel in control of their destiny, able to deliver more and better. The category design case study is about giving people agency by creating an agency. Here are the other … Continue reading Category Design Case Study VI: Give AGENCY.
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.
The great Chinese artist, dissident and provocateur Ai Wei Wei says: My favourite word is ACT. I am more fearful than other people, maybe, then I act more brave because I know the danger is really there. If you don’t … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep.11: ACT!
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
When the Ontario government demanded all non-essential workplaces close last week, and included the legal cannabis storefronts that had been slowly opening over the last year plus, we hit a new low in the cannabis industry’s search for a sound … Continue reading Cannabis Diaries Week 27: Shrug Emoji
We are in the midst of a pandemic. Surrounded by uncertainty, in an undulating, fast-paced changing situation. We must keep up our spirits, and also be highly pragmatic. What do we need to do to survive? Thrive can wait for … Continue reading Week 24: Self-Isolation
The other day I summarized my year as raising 10 digits for digital. That theme arose because I was reviewing my twitter posts for December, and everything seemed digital-focused. Clearly, alinea… #Alinea: The beginning of a new train of thought. … Continue reading Small, Fast, Antifragile, Edgy, Visionary, Human: A Digital December
I ran a hackathon at work. The topic was one which literally no-one participating had a background in: IoT, sensors, Big Data. At the day’s heart were a few cognitive leaps: work with new people, on an emergent issue where … Continue reading I Ran An Organizational Hackathon. Here Is What Participants Thought About It…
I ran a day hackathon. I put it on my yearly goals as a challenge, and I did it. This is what I learned: There is no such thing as an organizational hackathon, from my research. We hear talk about … Continue reading Here Are 10 Things I Learned From Running An Organizational Hackathon
Yesterday I wrote about a hack I am running at work next week. My interest in hacks come from my keener interest in the future of work, and its unremitting demand on the common worker to adapt, learn continually, and … Continue reading Experimentation Is The Out-Perform Strategy Of The Future
Next week, I am running a hackathon at work. I have no idea if it will work, nor how. Note: My company is not in software, we have contracts and projects that last 25 years. We are not a start-up, … Continue reading I Have No Idea How To Run A Hackathon, But Here Goes Anyway
[Big] Data is telling us that we – the great and good middle class – are generally screwed. There is a slide to low-paid jobs, we are extravagantly over-educated and our skills increasingly under-leveraged. What to do? I have begun … Continue reading The Middle Class Is Screwed (Part Two) – The Fight Back Begins