The gigantic hot mess the cannabis industry is in has become overshadowed by COVID-19. Whilst the virus spread has exacerbated the industry malaise, the rest of the world’s industries just caught up pretty fast. This pandemic provides a shadow to … Continue reading Week 25: Essential Service
If you have undertaken the Myers-Briggs personality test, probably the most recalled moniker of the 4 archetypes is E for Extrovert vs. I for Introvert. It seems to be the out-group separation that most people orient around. In earlier years, I … Continue reading Are you an E or an I?
To entertain me at dinner sometimes, Lori deploys her very best customer services skills and enquires “May I offer you a refreshing beverage to go with your meal?” The word beverage is very strange to me. It seems very formal. … Continue reading Week 21: When Is A Drink A Beverage?
The CEO matters to me. I get to work with them closely, either supporting them on projects or, at least, thinking about them and channeling the needs of the organization through the CEO as an avatar. The personality of the … Continue reading Week 10: Line of Sight
I like to orient around core values. When you are moving with velocity (speed + direction), it is important to know which direction you are heading. (We are not pulling donuts in the school car park.) A challenge to delivering … Continue reading Week 4: Stakeholder value
Think about the change journey of the cannabis industry over the last 2 years: Legacy market process (hopefully avoiding drug gang supply chain) – I have a mate who grows a few plants – he bags it up, sorts me … Continue reading Week 3: the learning NEVER STOPS, PEOPLE!
In my last post I wrote about how we started with a technology replacement project 10 years ago, and ended up with a culture and purpose conversation. The magic doesn’t happen with technology; but it can be a critical input … Continue reading Moving Along The Value Chain
I have always been a tech guy – not so much as a user, but as an imagineer – “what can this shiny new toy do for us?!” It was what got me to my line of work – studying … Continue reading From Technology to Purpose in 5 Steps
A CAWW contact – Dr. Jen Frahm in Australia – is just back from a trade delegation to China, and she was awe-struck at what she saw: “There is something wildly enabling about a culture that is so ridiculously creative … Continue reading Made In China: The Future
Today I became a citizen of Canada. I am officially ready. I have been in Canada on and off since the Millennium; and it is important to state the only reason I have not taken citizenship earlier is my pure … Continue reading A Canadian Experience In VUCA Times