[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
I sometimes discuss issues of the day with my erudite, learned mother. There is one discussion that she doesn’t get (having been retired some few years now.) She doesn’t understand that education is no longer a direct pathway to middle-class … Continue reading The Middle Class Is Screwed (Part One)
For all the petrolheads out there, you may have shed a tear at the sad demise of the Saab brand a few years ago. Esoteric and uncompromising, Saab pursued their own furrow. And they won hardcore fans, mainly architects. I … Continue reading We Need To Turn This Thing Up To 11. A Sad Saab Story
Not quite sure what to do in this fierce, fantastic future of work? Need a little push in the right direction? Step right this way, here are #14Actions that can keep you relevant, push you into the orbit of other … Continue reading If We Take These #14Actions, Victory Is Ours!
Gosh, think about the idea of communication for a moment. Knowing, connecting, aligning, embracing. What a beautiful thing. Consequently, what a beautiful role to have inside an organization, am I right?! The fluidity that allows narratives to pass around, for … Continue reading Prosper In The Future Of Work: Be The Thief, Never The Police #14Actions
Of course I get direction from those higher up the food chain in my organization. The company’s strategies are theirs. My job is to amplify, to tidy and finesse, occasionally even caress. There is but one problem with this funnel … Continue reading The Future of Work Is About ANYONE (But The Leader)
A bit like HR, the Communications dept. of the modern enterprise has become bloated and self-important. Everything communicators touch is just so important that they need an extra team member to coordinate that project, or professionalise this process. Bunkum and … Continue reading The Secret To My Success: Fewer Resources, Smaller Budgets
One of the main policing teams in an organisation is the communications team. They are expected to gatekeep knowledge, speak as and for the company, oversee what others are up to and intervene, often righteously. Such behaviour is out of … Continue reading Data Flows, We Cannot Control It: Observations On The Future Of Work
When you think about “networks”, what comes to mind? It is a good thing? Is it about connectedness and leveraging people and skills at scale? Is it about seeming more vital and alive to (making) the future? It is for … Continue reading The Opportunity Web
Following on from yesterday’s post about my antifragility approach, this is what I shared with Wouter Ijgosse about how I inject antifragility at work: Small tests, under the radar Play the long game, but test every day Prove out ideas through … Continue reading How I Make My Business #Antifragile
We all know Big Blue can beat anyone at chess, based on parsing billions of calculations and having a dedicated team of people at its side, soothing its fears and oiling its parts. We have seen the Japanese robots that can … Continue reading The Automaton Hordes Are Here! I Hope you Are #FutureOfWork Ready
Last week, in sharing this beta process of constructing a Work Manifesto For The Social Age, Richard Martin added his always excellent input…
@ThisMuchWeKnow One word I would like to see on there: Act. Maybe another: Experiment.
— Richard Martin (@IndaloGenesis) August 5, 2014
I protested that hustle was all about action…