I wrote 52 weeks of COVID Diaries. It is time to retire it, as I did the Cannabis Diaries last year. It has me thinking about what normal means. We can deal with different types of normalcy. Normal now means … Continue reading COVID Diaries: A Year.
Let’s talk about people, and creating the environment where they feel in control of their destiny, able to deliver more and better. The category design case study is about giving people agency by creating an agency. Here are the other … Continue reading Category Design Case Study VI: Give AGENCY.
A year ago, I took a leap. I took my skillset and applied it to cannabis. Canada is leading the world. The rules of engagement are emergent, everything is being created live. The industry is full of advocates, optimists, hustlers … Continue reading A Year In Canadian Cannabis.
I have finished my 100-part video series, Dis!Organize. I had to learn how to do the end-to-end recording process – audio and video. I had to get the right apps in place that produced something I was happy with. One I … Continue reading COVID Diaries Week 22: Craft.
I like Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s writing on antifragility. In his Heuristics paper, he shares the general principle of antifragility: It is much better to do what you cannot explain, than explain what you cannot do. Ah, snap. Now, I do … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 43: Antifragile.
COVID19 lockdown hit in March and I suddenly had a whole lot of time on my hands. I am both creative and action-oriented, so I determined: it’s time to write that book. I dusted off my notes I have picked … Continue reading 5 Things I Learned From Making 100 COVID Lockdown Videos.
Start small, make the kind of mistakes where you can exclaim “Oopsie!” and everyone lets you get on with cleaning up the mess. Make another mistake – but never the same one. (That gets you escorted out of the door.) Make a new … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 35: Fail Forward.
Futurist Alvin Toffler had it right when he said: “The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.” This is the fluency we all need as workers. And here’s … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 23: Learn, Unlearn, Relearn.
My wife Lori and I both sleep on the right side of the bed. It’s not literally as weird as it sounds, but figuratively, it is. My “right side of the bed” is the perspective from looking at the bed … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep.7: Context : Which Side Is The Right Side?
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