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
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