[Teach Me Something I Don’t Know, episode 5] Memetastic All your memes are belong to us – top internet memes of all time. Ah, growing up online is a magnificent thing. Memetastic yo!“All your memes are belong to us” by … Continue reading Pallid and Inoffensive: TMSIDK Ep.5
1. Learn, Unlearn, Relearn Futurist Alvin Toffler has it right: “The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.” I am really good at that. I … Continue reading 10 Ideas and Concepts That Describe Me Really Well
[Teach Me Something I Don’t Know, episode 4] Memetastic: A GIF a day keeps the doctor away. Ain’t nothing as memetastic as a good animated GIF (hard G, sorry). After 20 years, GIF are only just finding their groove, witness … Continue reading The Brand of Absence: TMSIDK Ep.4
I struggle every day to bring to life my instincts about what could be at work. Quick to sense an opportunity, a possibility, I ramble and gesticulate my way towards an action and an outcome, frustrating those around me as … Continue reading Working Backwards to Outcomes
This is quite long, so here is the TL:DR (too long; didn’t read) version: I love the idea of workplace flexibility, I just wish everyone had the same definition of it as me. In that way, the team would work … Continue reading A Personal Story About Flexibility
This is what I heard from a lovely hour listening to Angus, The Agent and Andis discuss the Bristol street art scene. It is incomplete, possibly partially erroneous, but most fascinating insight into the rules of engagement. It made me … Continue reading Some Rules of Bristol Graffiti
“Disrupt” is everywhere, is everything. If we are to survive the coming robot / AI take-over, we must disrupt the paradigm! We must disrupt the status quo, we must disrupt ourselves. All true-ish, but definitely overwrought, too serious, bellicose. My friends … Continue reading Forget “Disrupt!”, My Gentle Call Is “Disorganize!”
Alternative title: Hire the Consultant! At a brunch at the weekend, conversation turned to “consultants.” They were randomly referred to as imbeciles, bloodsuckers, snake oil salesmen, bullshitters. You get the idea. Here are just a few of the stories I heard: … Continue reading Kill The Consultant!
I was reading Julian Stodd today, and his take on the power of narratives that are personal, co-created and organizational. This interplay of micro-to-macro impacts is intriguing to me. It highlights the complexity of the promises and outcomes of work. … Continue reading I Make Promises That Are Ambiguous, And I Think It Makes Me A Better Worker.
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…