It has been a good week, a contentious week, provoking. Working Out Loud is not supposed to be easy – if it were, there would be no need for a #Hashtag or for a ‘movement.’ Today I watched another inspiring Shots … Continue reading Turning Ourselves Inside Out: A #WOLWeek Reflection
As we reach the half-way point in the current International Work Out Loud week, a pause to reflect on the experience – from someone who has been through it before, as various depths of commitment. From someone who is still … Continue reading This Much I Know From Working Out Loud (So Far) #WOLweek
When you think about “networks”, what comes to mind? It is a good thing? Is it about connectedness and leveraging people and skills at scale? Is it about seeming more vital and alive to (making) the future? It is for … Continue reading The Opportunity Web
I keep trying. I ‘attend’ tweet-ups fairly regularly, eager to share odds and sods, and to pick up a few bon mots, a few links to content, a few people to follow. Yet, mostly, they leave me wanting. Maybe it … Continue reading TweetUps Are Nice And Sweet, But Fundamentally Dull
A complete stranger to me – Wouter Ijgosse – asked me to share “some of the strategies you apply to make your life or business antifragile.” Sure. Off the top of my head, I replied back to Wouter: I read widely, and … Continue reading How Are You #Antifragile?
Is the saying clean desk, dirty mind? No, that can’t be right. Cluttered desk, cluttered mind? Anyway, the cubicle space is a revealing one. There is intimacy there, a cocoon. I rather prefer the idea of hotdesking, because it gets … Continue reading This Much You Know: What You Can Learn From My Desk
The most humbling work experience of the last 10 years has been realising that I cannot do it all alone. When I seek guidance, assistance, support, things happen. When I work a blind, deep furrow alone, everything becomes much more … Continue reading Leap, And The Net (Work) Will Appear
I very much enjoy working within my team, as a team. Like a stuck record, I repeat the refrain, as we debrief a win or plan a project: this is how we scale. We are a small, tight team that … Continue reading A Team That Scales, Goes BOOM!
Many people do not like change, they like to know what to do and to do it. Great. But this is not a choice for many of us anymore, and for fewer in the future.
You can embrace the idea that there is an opportunity herein – that change and emergence lets us change and grow and win. Or you can throw up your hands and hope for the best.
You know which choice I think is the smart one.
Just as networking is no longer about glad handing and working a room, but about building sympathetic connections and helping nodes in the network pulse and grow, so hustle is being reinvented. The hustler is not a pimp selling others … Continue reading Fiendish Child: Get Some Hustle On, Yo!