I happen to be a communicator, and therefore storytelling is a core skillset and process in how I go about my business. It should be yours too. If you are curious and a learner, you will undertake many experiments and make … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 88: Storytelling Brings Curiosity to Life.
I watched a speech by Jonny Ive from Apple about the challenge of matching curiosity – seeking new learning; and focus – the execution of tasks to move forward. Curiosity and focus are in antagonism – they repel and feed off … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 83: Curiosity and Focus Are Antagonistic.
I used to spend a lot of time lying on my sofa staring at the ceiling. My then-girlfriend, who was always busy, would ask me “what are you doing?” to which I would answer, “Nothing.” Only it was everything. A journey … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 82: Meander More.
One of the historical challenges of ego that got in my way was the idea that I did not have anything unique to say. “All that has ever been said or made is a click away.!” What unique voice or value … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 36: Everything is Remix.
Everything around change should start with curiosity: Who are we? How did we get here? Where are we heading? Are there other options for us? Oooh! What’s that? Tell me more! Curiosity is the base ingredient for learning; which, as … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 30: Creativity is a Killer App.
LAMS-TAY – Look at more stuff. Think about it harder. This is a call to action for all disorganizers. Don’t phone it in at work. Create the new, the next, the better version. It requires open eyes, an open mind, and … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 27: L.A.M.S.T.A.I.H.
When I became a parent, I had a reawakening of my curiosity gene. Watching my kids learn and experiment into the world was a magical moment in my life, one that I brought, whole, to work. It reminded me of … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 19: We Become Seekers.
You have probably heard of the famous Yogi Berry malapropism: Whenever you come to a fork in the road, take it. Ok, but, y’know, which way? The right way, of course! Ok, but, y’know, which way is that right way? … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 18: Fork in the Road.
Meander. It’s a great word. It just sounds right. I first came across the word studying geography at school. A river meanders, gently swerving this way and that; the water slowly removing and depositing the earth of its banks as … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep.6: Meander
A neighbour of ours is a fine arts professor at Emily Carr University. He saw Zoe’s art exhibition and wrote me an email about her Current Mood selection: great pandemic show! I found the durational moods portrait series particularly interesting as … Continue reading COVID Art: Current Mood, Heavy Weather
So, I was laid off in March, at the time of COVID lockdown. Fairly straightforwardly, I stayed in the house, and the family dispersed to various locations to keep their sanity and do their work and hobbies. Lola took over … Continue reading COVID Diaries Week 10: Worldview Edition.
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