Why do you do the things you do? You should have some ideas about this! Speed without direction doesn’t get you anywhere except a crash. How do you do the things you do? You should have some philosophy about this … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 89: Thinking Advantage.
Create a manifesto. Manifesto is defined as “a published verbal declaration of the intentions, motives, or views of the issuer. Promotes a new idea with prescriptive notions for carrying out changes the author believes should be made.” Publishing is important … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 28: Create a Manifesto.
I have been sharing the ABCDEs of disorganizing your workplace – a bunch of action, bits and bytes of knowledge, concepts, definitions and encouragements. But here is where I pause for a moment and leave some space. What is your … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 20: Empty (Insert Topic Here).
You have probably heard about the psychology behind the power pose. Before an important meeting or a job interview; go into the bathroom and look at yourself in the mirror while standing powerfully, arms and legs akimbo, like the star … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep.9: (Assume Your) Power Pose
In the previous episode I shared the original – Joseph Schumpeter – definition of entrepreneurship – creative destruction! Now, let’s jump ahead in time, to the most famous management consultant of all – Peter Drucker. In his seminal textbook on … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep.3: Upset and Disorganize
I am a huge fan of having a personal / professional manifesto. [Definition: “declaration of the intentions, motives, or views of the issuer. Promotes a new idea with prescriptive notions for carrying out changes the author believes should be made.”] … Continue reading Work Manifesto for the Pandemic Age.
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
The other day I summarized my year as raising 10 digits for digital. That theme arose because I was reviewing my twitter posts for December, and everything seemed digital-focused. Clearly, alinea… #Alinea: The beginning of a new train of thought. … Continue reading Small, Fast, Antifragile, Edgy, Visionary, Human: A Digital December
“Disrupt” is everywhere, is everything. If we are to survive the coming robot / AI take-over, we must disrupt the paradigm! We must disrupt the status quo, we must disrupt ourselves. All true-ish, but definitely overwrought, too serious, bellicose. My friends … Continue reading Forget “Disrupt!”, My Gentle Call Is “Disorganize!”
A few months I attended our strata AGM, where we discussed various needs of the community. One of them is landscaping – we have several small problems with waterlogging and…kids trampling the flowers. It was agreed that we would pull … Continue reading My 7-Year Old Daughter: The Activist
I believe that work is…necessary, worthwhile, boring, time killer, inspirational. When I think my current work I feel…ambivalent, one step removed. And I wonder…why? Do you ever wonder why? That work is a disconnect, that there could be more? Around … Continue reading I Was Born Ready. I Was Born For Today. It Just Took Me 15 Years To Realize It
Have you seen the recently released New Clues manifesto (of sorts)? Gack! The ClueTrain guys are back, and on the attack – for sure. Dizzyingly poetic, aspirational and urgent, it is all that a call to action should be. I … Continue reading Why Do You Need Your Own Manifesto? Because They Get You To ACTION.