Pandemic times call for new thinking. The remote working / #WFH movement that we have been thrust into invites individuals, teams and organizations to shift through the gears. How do we enable people technologically? How do we leverage new communications channels? … Continue reading This “Future of Work” Thing is 20 Years in the Making.
In times of strife and challenge, I sometimes ask myself: “What would Banksy do?” Banksy is someone who knows how to prosper at the emergent edge; someone who better represents the truth of our community than most any so-called leader. Someone … Continue reading A Postcard from Banksy
Kids have a way of working us over. Children – well, ours anyway – have an innate sense of when to strike. They know, when we are weak and distracted, it is time to emerge from their screen time and … Continue reading COVID19 Diaries: Week 3
School school is done for the year, for sure. My Mum’s next door neighbours get their kids up at the normal time for school, the kids get dressed in their school uniform; they have two lessons in the morning with … Continue reading Getting Schooled
We are in the midst of a pandemic. Surrounded by uncertainty, in an undulating, fast-paced changing situation. We must keep up our spirits, and also be highly pragmatic. What do we need to do to survive? Thrive can wait for … Continue reading Week 24: Self-Isolation
Three of my own professional ‘memories of summer’ resurfaced over the last week. Five years is an eternity in the history of ‘social / technology business.’ What were the conversations and conundrums in my professional life back then? It was … Continue reading Five Years Is A Long Time In Social
You are aged 10. It is the end of August, and hot. You are mucking about with a couple of friends, just hanging out, lying in the grass. School is long gone; but also right around the corner. Everything feels … Continue reading The Death of Summer – A Japanese Memory (懐かしい)
On Sunday I visited a house that had dozens of Rubik’s cubes kicking around. I picked one up for the first time in 25+ years and set to task – to finish one side. I chose the largest cube I … Continue reading (Re)Learning 3 Languages: Rubik’s, French, Markup
Yesterday I heard Welby Altidor talk about his new book Creative Courage at The Art of Leadership conference in Vancouver. Much of this blog is really that investigation, how to move out into the world (courage) and do good work … Continue reading The War On Imagination
Today I became a citizen of Canada. I am officially ready. I have been in Canada on and off since the Millennium; and it is important to state the only reason I have not taken citizenship earlier is my pure … Continue reading A Canadian Experience In VUCA Times
I have been hunkered down inside all things #DigitalTransformation the last few months; trying to understand how we might kickstart a focus on this hot topic. A colleague and I presented to the Exec team in May around various technologies, and the … Continue reading A Short, Haphazard Investigation Into #DigitalTransformation
Over the last 5-10 years, I have morphed my learning focus away from the straight and narrow of MarComms. At first, it was through the lens of “Enterprise Social” – I saw an opportunity for collaboration tools to unlock new … Continue reading I Am Having An Existential Moment Here! A Reflection on Dystopian Threats And Cultural Cures.