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
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)