After last week’s talk by Welby Altidor, I have been thinking about a duty of care at work. He envisions a lifestyle / workplace of creative courage, and I said, “sign me up.” As a team leader, I want that … Continue reading Why Can’t I Do What I Want To Do At Work?
[Teach Me Something I Don’t Know, episode 3] Memetastic: Fear, loathing, winning, losing…Who cares what’s going on, it’s Buster Keaton. Quote of the Week “Accept the fact that we have to treat almost anybody as a volunteer.” — Peter Drucker … Continue reading People Want Holes: TMSIDK Ep. 3
I wrote recently that my blogging days are slightly on the wane. I am not spent, but I am refocusing my journey with a marketing first lens. I am producing more and more work – 200-300 pieces a year at … Continue reading Teach Me Something I Don’t Know: Ep.1
I was talking with a contact last week who is building out her (online) business. She has a product, a good product, and is thoroughly developing the brand and marketing collateral. A noticeable absence? There is almost no way for … Continue reading Modern Marketing 101: Be F.R.E.S.H. #14Actions
Seven years ago, we spent $10,000 on a nice corporate video, 2 camera, lights, make-up – ACTION! Intense 10 minute videos that no-one watched to the end. (main image above). Five years ago, we spent $3000 on the same type … Continue reading Prosper In The Future Of Work: Lower Your Standards #14Actions
I am putting together a long list of goals for the team for 2015, based on everyone giving me…a long list. 2015 should be fun, same as it ever was. My own goals are heavily skewed to the personal – … Continue reading 2015 Goals: This Time It’s (Even More) Personal
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
I keep trying. I ‘attend’ tweet-ups fairly regularly, eager to share odds and sods, and to pick up a few bon mots, a few links to content, a few people to follow. Yet, mostly, they leave me wanting. Maybe it … Continue reading TweetUps Are Nice And Sweet, But Fundamentally Dull
A complete stranger to me – Wouter Ijgosse – asked me to share “some of the strategies you apply to make your life or business antifragile.” Sure. Off the top of my head, I replied back to Wouter: I read widely, and … Continue reading How Are You #Antifragile?
Is the saying clean desk, dirty mind? No, that can’t be right. Cluttered desk, cluttered mind? Anyway, the cubicle space is a revealing one. There is intimacy there, a cocoon. I rather prefer the idea of hotdesking, because it gets … Continue reading This Much You Know: What You Can Learn From My Desk
This is me, talking about my work, trying to disorganize and test out future of work practices. It was fun, and it was pretty good, too, based on feedback I received. You should watch it, right? How wasteful can it be to watch a 400 second presentation? Go! ←This Much We Know.→ Continue reading Working Out Loud For 6 Mins 40 Secs
Yesterday, I shared a story about ice cream, and about culture. You should read that first then apply this FAILSAFE process to be a winner in your organization. Buy some <insert something GOOD here> Go to your enterprise social network (ESN) group of choice Write: It’s hot! Let’s ice cream!* – LOCATION – TIME. Go! Ask a couple of colleagues to Like or comment “I HEART <insert GOOD thing here>” to the post as a massive, personal favour to you after all these years and after all you’ve done… Ask the person with the loudest mouth in the office, or … Continue reading FAILSAFE 10-Step Process To Build Organizational Culture Using Your ESN.