This is optimistic Jonathan writing. COVID provides us with constraints. We can lean in to those constraints, and thereby realign perspective. We can drive breakthrough. I have been watching / listening to NPR’s Tiny Desk series – a brilliant reimagining … Continue reading COVID Diaries Week 42: Constraint.
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.
As COVID-tmes drag on and on, I have been isolating at home, keeping a low profile. I am staying connected to my network, seeing what the word on the street is. I have been working on my shtick – 50 … Continue reading COVID Diaries Week 15: Entrepreneurship
The term “entrepreneurship” was first defined by the economist Joseph Schumpeter, and its definition is utter genius: creative destruction! Schumpeter argued that progress occurs in ‘cracks and leaps’ not “infinitesimal small steps” Daniel Isenberg, the author of Worthless, Impossible, and … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep.2: Creative Destruction
There is a growing requirement to inject and manage creative tension in organizations and, indeed, society as a whole. If we do not sponsor change and innovation then we will be lost, beaten by those who do. [I share no direct links to resources – just google “innovation” and “fail” to see how vital pushing boundaries are…] This need to move to the edge is not hocus pocus, nor is it avant garde. It is how every socio-economic advance occurs. It is at the core of how business happens, as Drucker explains. Entrepreneur as Dissenter “Entrepreneurship rests on a theory … Continue reading Entrepreneurship Is ‘Creative Destruction’