Hello, I’m Jonathan and I’m a corporate disorganizer. Pleased to meet you. What do you call yourself, when you decide to let loose in your organization to deliver MAXIMUM value? Do you just say “Hello, I’m <insert NAME NAME> and … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep.1: What’s in a Name…?
More industry impact this week in the news: two of the behemoth LPs, Tilray and Aurora, announced 10% cuts. $ACB did nearly $1b of write-downs. Ouch. It has become an industry standard recently to replace execs, often the CEO; to … Continue reading Week 18: The Hits Just Keep On Coming
Over the last 5-10 years, I have morphed my learning focus away from the straight and narrow of MarComms. At first, it was through the lens of “Enterprise Social” – I saw an opportunity for collaboration tools to unlock new … Continue reading I Am Having An Existential Moment Here! A Reflection on Dystopian Threats And Cultural Cures.
Professional, workplace change is tough. I was not promised a life long with the requirement of learning. I was supposed to learn stuff, and then monetize it, as my experience deepened. Yet, the last 8-10 years have been a tumbling … Continue reading 2016 in Review: Raise All 10 Digits, or Your Middle One, to Digital
[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
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 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!”
A few months I attended our strata AGM, where we discussed various needs of the community. One of them is landscaping – we have several small problems with waterlogging and…kids trampling the flowers. It was agreed that we would pull … Continue reading My 7-Year Old Daughter: The Activist
I am stuck in the middle. I have all these years of experience and knowledge that I try to scale and to monetize. Conversely, I read about, discuss and consider the future relentlessly, so that I can catapult myself and … Continue reading Stuck In The Middle: A Story About Vinyl and Bluetooth
[Big] Data is telling us that we – the great and good middle class – are generally screwed. There is a slide to low-paid jobs, we are extravagantly over-educated and our skills increasingly under-leveraged. What to do? I have begun … Continue reading The Middle Class Is Screwed (Part Two) – The Fight Back Begins
One of the first products we made in our personal branding investigation was The Brain! There is a plethora of books on the market about decision-making, y’know Gladwell, Kahneman and Lehrer an’ all. It made sense to take some of the simple … Continue reading We Think We Are In Control. Not So. That Would Be Our Brain.