Timmins is a city of about 40,000 people in Northern Ontario. This week, its first cannabis store opened. No big deal, there are stores opening every day these days, especially in Ontario. But consider this. Timmins is basically a day … Continue reading Cannabis Diaries Week 32: That Don’t Impress Me Much
A marathon, not a sprint. Into the second month of isolation. Stripping away a few things, and reacquainting myself with others. Such as running. We have had a treadmill gathering dust in the garage for 5-6 years; and recently got … Continue reading COVID19 Diaries: Week 5
My nephew qualified today as a medical doctor, and what a time. He will shortly be sent to the front line in a local hospital in Leeds, later in London. This is the journey he decided on many years ago, … Continue reading Death Poem
With many cannabis LPs completing their 2019 financial year as of 31 December, the last day of March is the final day to report the 2019 Year and Q4 Financials. And what we got was a whole bunch of negative news … Continue reading Week 26: Poo Emoji
Ten-plus years ago, the use of, and speed of change in, technology was creating growing pains inside organizations. Individuals’ private use of tech was surpassing their organizational use of it. We were suddenly more connected as private citizens. Companies were forced … Continue reading It’s The Future Of Work All Over Again
To entertain me at dinner sometimes, Lori deploys her very best customer services skills and enquires “May I offer you a refreshing beverage to go with your meal?” The word beverage is very strange to me. It seems very formal. … Continue reading Week 21: When Is A Drink A Beverage?
I have only been in the cannabis game for a few months, which equates to 2-3 years in an industry of more maturity. If you follow along closely enough, and that is my role, you start to see themes emerge, … Continue reading Week 12: Normalisation
Think about the change journey of the cannabis industry over the last 2 years: Legacy market process (hopefully avoiding drug gang supply chain) – I have a mate who grows a few plants – he bags it up, sorts me … Continue reading Week 3: the learning NEVER STOPS, PEOPLE!
…and a new job. I recently wrote about leaving Teekay after 12 quite delightful years… Well, today I started at a new company, Zenabis Global Inc. It is a big change in some respects, in others very similar. Similar, in … Continue reading Global perspective, change agency, emergent narratives…
In my last post I wrote about how we started with a technology replacement project 10 years ago, and ended up with a culture and purpose conversation. The magic doesn’t happen with technology; but it can be a critical input … Continue reading Moving Along The Value Chain