I regularly deliver food to an old Chinese couple on the edge of Chinatown and the DTES in Vancouver. The husband can just about communicate with me in English to coordinate timing; his wife less so. The post photo is … Continue reading Covid Diaries Week 23: Care In The Community.
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.
A person is a person because of people. When I slow down and really contemplate that sentence I am transported out of my own head and into a shared reality that I am mutually creating with others. A person is … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 42: Umuntu Ngumuntu Ngabantu.
Here’s another guarantee. There are people just like you, trying to do the same work – in other organizations. Nothing you are doing is unique (sorry). And! Guaranteed! Some of these people will be way ahead of you on the … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 25: Kith and Kin (Outsiders).
Many people will not get you at work – guaranteed. They’ll roll their eyes, make some gentle joke at your expense. Maybe you will be politically sidelined. Two choices: Time for a new job (yep); or scan the company for … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 24: Kith and Kin (Insiders).
In the last episode I shared the Ai Wei Wei quote about taking action – that it requires bravery. That courage builds muscle. It gives us a force field. Hey, we’re still here…we disorganizers have been (at least partially) successful; … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep.12: Pay It Forward
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
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