I have always disliked running. Futile, tiring, and boring. No euphoric rush for me. It is too mechanical and repetitive. (I think the same about swimming. I have swum regularly for years, but after 15-20 minutes I am done, bored.) … Continue reading Overcoming My Dislike of Running By Thinking Of It As Work
A bunch of lovely people here, in the Social Age Safari workshop. All learners, all trying to lead. In a creative space, indeed a co-creative space. There is a graffiti wall, with bright paint pens to use and lots of … Continue reading Bristol Graffiti: There Are Rules, Understand!
International Working Out Loud Week #WOLweek was inopportune this time around: it happened to straddle a trip home to visit family and a couple of days of intense office visits in the UK around which was only travel. Throw in a … Continue reading Working Out Loud Using My Voice
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
Thank you cooking that great big pot of soup for the family before you left. Everything you touch in the kitchen is imbued with your care and craft. The kids didn’t even like it too much, but I made them eat … Continue reading Thank You Times Five.
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 once hitchhiked in a Mercedes limousine – it was intoxicating and #antifragile. Continue reading An #Antifragile Hitchhike In A Mercedes Limousine
Last week, in sharing this beta process of constructing a Work Manifesto For The Social Age, Richard Martin added his always excellent input…
@ThisMuchWeKnow One word I would like to see on there: Act. Maybe another: Experiment.
— Richard Martin (@IndaloGenesis) August 5, 2014
I protested that hustle was all about action…
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!
SO, we are done and done. The pecha has been kuched, so to speak. It took a couple of weeks of thinking, iterating, practicing, culling, worrying, and letting go to get it done. It ended like this, in front of around 1000 people The whole process from start to finish was highly enjoyable. There is nothing quite like seeing the work come together before your very eyes, alongside the learning. Double whammy. This is the storify of the process of working out loud on a pecha kucha about working out loud. It got a bit meta, but I just about … Continue reading #PKyvr33 Close Out: It Was All Worth It, From Beginning To End
A Pecha Kucha checklist: 20 appropriate images chosen Single talking point for each image Script of sorts created A clear sense of outcome(s) from being there Slides played at real speed to understand justhowquicktheychange or – how – slowly – they – change so that 15% of the speech is NOT saying “Oh, wow, this goes so fast / hmm, where is the next slide!?” Like a flyweight boxer, all senses moving in rhythm, feeling light and honed Vague plan to deal with inevitable last minute fear that supercedes all the preparation that went before it Level of comfort that … Continue reading #PKyvr33 Day 17: Let’s Do This Thing
Following on from yesterday’s post about Duarte’s ‘what is…’, ‘what could be…’ presentation rhythm, I moved a few slides around and think I have a decent rhythm that balances the content between me – what I did – and us – what is going on in the world. I see that some of the narrative is about me – what I did, working out loud. And some of the slides are about what is possible – explanation, opportunity, invitation. This is the meat on the bone, what I hope some people take away. This is about us. It goes something … Continue reading #PKyvr33 Day 15: Me And Us. Us Is More Important.