The great Chinese artist, dissident and provocateur Ai Wei Wei says: My favourite word is ACT. I am more fearful than other people, maybe, then I act more brave because I know the danger is really there. If you don’t … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep.11: ACT!
My new favourite word, channeling AiWeiWei, is ACT. The world is moving too fast for introspection and planning. I can write several hundred blog posts (a few of which might even be good) without blinking – simply because I raise … Continue reading If In Doubt, Adopt A Bias To Action. #14Actions
I wrote a few days ago that communicators should not be a police force. No more hiding in the shadows, monitoring – be the Chief Conversation Starter instead. That takes balls of steel. One way to deal with it: channel … Continue reading The Mad Drunk Uncle At A Wedding Is READY For The Future OF Work #14Actions
Creating videos is cheaper than ever, and they are shorter than ever too. Technology has changed the prices, user demand has changed the length. (Technical) Quality matters less than audience impact. The corporate video is no longer about packaging over all … Continue reading Prosper In The Future Of Work: Know When To Stop (Lowering Your Standards) #14Actions
Nearly every day, I am faced with a moment or two of terror. Am I doing the right thing? Should I be doing something else? Do I read the world around me correctly? Am I adding (enough) value? Like someone … Continue reading Nothing Is A Mistake
Have you seen the recently released New Clues manifesto (of sorts)? Gack! The ClueTrain guys are back, and on the attack – for sure. Dizzyingly poetic, aspirational and urgent, it is all that a call to action should be. I … Continue reading Why Do You Need Your Own Manifesto? Because They Get You To ACTION.
A network contact of mine read my end of year reflection on blogging 212 times and shared with me her own reflection: You blog, like I write in my journal. I never saw a similarity in the two before until I … Continue reading This One’s For The Ladeez: Make Your Unknown Known
I met another person recently who repeated back to me the sentence I used for years about showing up: “I would love to blog but I just don’t have the time…” I gagged slightly, I said nothing. WordPress informed me … Continue reading I (Re)learned One Thing From Writing 212 Blog Posts In 2014
We are leaders, we are makers. It is up to us. Continue reading It’s Your Turn (And Mine Too, Of Course)
Seth Godin’s “every day” principle influenced me in my writing – “you do not need to nap,” he says! That’s a stab to my kidneys, as rarely does a day pass without that luxurious thought flopping around my head. Innate … Continue reading On Discipline
Slowing down for a couple of weeks, taking time away from externalities/stuff, cocooning in the family, and now coming back up for air, thinking about the work. It always come down to the work. But just what is work? Very … Continue reading One’s Craft: Slowing Down
I have been down to San Francisco a few times and mixed with some Silicon Valley tech heads. The energy there, in the tech industry, is literally tangible. A tech room is heavy and sweaty with potential. It is simultaneously heady … Continue reading I Have An $8 Million Idea. FOR SURE! Silicon Valley Told Me