School starts back next week. Lola is off to high school, and into a student bubble cohort. The grade 11-12s are going to school in the basement of a Jewish community centre across the road. Grade 7 are only allowed … Continue reading COVID Diaries Week 25: Ambivalence.
All well-respected corporate environments have a certain phraseology that says to the world: “We are professional and august.” One of the top 10 words, if you ever want to be the HIPPO – highest paid person in the room – is “Efficiency.” … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 39: Efficiency!
Cindy Gallop has the best twitter bio of all: I like to blow shit up. I am the Michael Bay of business. KaBOOM. Gallop is redefining our collective approach to ageing, sextech, funding female founders, #changetheratio in advertising among other … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep.16: Blow Shit Up.
So I call myself a Corporate Disorganizer. I could call myself, and sometimes do, a Change agent, rebel, disruptor, or intrapreneur. Why “Disorganizer?” Well, a Disorganizer is unexpected, it comes from a side angle, it slows the recipient down. It … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep.10: “Dis-” Your Company
[Cambridge University announced that next year there will be no in-situ courses, no campus life…imagine spending your 10k for tuition and not getting that real-life experience of growing up, connecting with your cohort!] I have often stated, I am highly … Continue reading COVID Diaries Week 12: The Loser Edition
In the previous episode I shared the original – Joseph Schumpeter – definition of entrepreneurship – creative destruction! Now, let’s jump ahead in time, to the most famous management consultant of all – Peter Drucker. In his seminal textbook on … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep.3: Upset and Disorganize
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