Our creative agency work was almost entirely in-house. The team did it all: strategy, writing, graphics, audio, video, podcasts, editing, all the post-production. We had equipment everywhere, always a handful of cameras and mics and lights to hand. The office … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 94: Everyone Needs a Studio 20.
When we disorganize our company, we are often noodling on small ideas and unobtrusive experiments. We want to fail forward without worry, and we join the dots as we go. However, it cannot be simply a random, scattergun set of … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 93: Connect Everything. Everything Is Connected.
I have been spending a lot of time on tiktok recently, and there is a fascinating meta discourse there about origination and creativity. One element of one video gets appropriated and remixed in a new context by someone else, who … Continue reading COVID Diaries Week 33: TikTok, Creativity, and IP.
First week back in full-time work for 7 months. Number one focus: time management. Keep up, Anthony! There is a lot going on, many people to meet, much to understand. I have to get to know lots of people, and … Continue reading COVID Diaries Week 32: Calendarize!
It was a slightly weird Thanksgiving. We still had the turkey, and there was still plenty of leftovers. But the turkey was “normal” sized. The dishwasher was done after 2 fillings, vs. our usual 5. All the leftover food easily … Continue reading COVID Diaries Week 31: Giving Thanks.
I am a generalist. A slice of talent and a dollop of white male privilege has created a monster that can move around in various institutional environments adding value here, there and everywhere. Being a MarComms professional means I can work … Continue reading Personal Journey Mapping
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