A small, simple story to share how much I love my kids, and the gentle genius of childhood too. When Lola was in kindergarten, she was sharing a moment in her day with us at the dinner table, explaining that … Continue reading What Do You Mean, “White Skin”?!
The ability to socialize – communicate, build a network, prosper with people of all persuasions – is an ability that all young people do not have, apparently.
They are stuck behind screens of various dimensions and mobility! They are playing video games for 30 hours A DAY! They are all flaming and trolling innocent others and punishing all and sundry with nary a thought for hurt and shame! They have lost the ability to speak and have grown massive thumbs with which they grab the world and shake it…
All of it nonsense.
Young people are VERY annoying. They ignore your sage advice, they throw out all your “best” practices. They call you square. Now, one might be prone to a sanguine shrug, a “What do they know?!” But no, we don’t. We … Continue reading Fiendish Child: Follow Them To The Edge
Kids’ brains are being rewired, almost in real time, away from storing data to knowing how they might (re)find data when required – aka Dr. Google. Don’t believe me? Google it. FACT! Knowledge is increasingly less valued. Not undervalued. Your … Continue reading Fiendish Child: Knowledge, So What?!
Just as networking is no longer about glad handing and working a room, but about building sympathetic connections and helping nodes in the network pulse and grow, so hustle is being reinvented. The hustler is not a pimp selling others … Continue reading Fiendish Child: Get Some Hustle On, Yo!
Boomers have finally got used to the fact that their kids will not have a job for life; they accept that people move around jobs, looking for new challenges, whether by design or out of necessity. Now, Gen Xers have … Continue reading Fiendish Child: Get Used To It, Grandad
I often used to annoy my mum with my ‘cleverness’ – y’know, glib responses to important questions, portraying her 40-odd years of experience had nothing on a random school playground conversation with a friend. Very annoying, especially when I was right! “Aaaah, you fiendish child!” she would often retort. It is a term that often now comes to mind when my eldest, Lola, tries on her all-knowingness routine. What goes around, comes around. — When I think about issues and opportunities arising from the discussion around social business and technology and the changing nature of work, I keep searching for something supremely, … Continue reading You Fiendish Child! Letting The Kids Cut Through Workplace Bullshit