Last episode, I beseeched you all to go for “Yes!” Get the crowd cheering and hollering. High fives all round. What’s another way to look at this idea? Let’s consider the basic rule of improv theatre: Yes. And… The experience of … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 77: Yes, And…
There is a beautiful and discombobulating quote from the famous composer Leonard Bernstein, which goes like this: “I am no longer sure of the question, but I am certain of the answer: YES!” This really speaks to me. One of my … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 76: The Answer Is Yes.
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
[Teach Me Something I Don’t Know, episode 5] Memetastic All your memes are belong to us – top internet memes of all time. Ah, growing up online is a magnificent thing. Memetastic yo!“All your memes are belong to us” by … Continue reading Pallid and Inoffensive: TMSIDK Ep.5
[Teach Me Something I Don’t Know, episode 4] Memetastic: A GIF a day keeps the doctor away. Ain’t nothing as memetastic as a good animated GIF (hard G, sorry). After 20 years, GIF are only just finding their groove, witness … Continue reading The Brand of Absence: TMSIDK Ep.4
Simple pleasures, this time. Recommitted to my job. I have done this a few times over the last 8+ years. There is an ebb and flow to work – I am on my third or fourth tide. We painted a … Continue reading I Am Happy I Did It – 2015
I recently read about Morioka Shoten Ginza, “a tiny bookstore of “a Single Room with a Single Book” in Tokyo. It sells only one book; more precisely, multiple copies of one title that changes weekly…” Wow. The bravado, the chutzpah! … Continue reading What Book Would You Sell In Your (Autobiography) Bookstore With A Single Book?
I ran a day hackathon. I put it on my yearly goals as a challenge, and I did it. This is what I learned: There is no such thing as an organizational hackathon, from my research. We hear talk about … Continue reading Here Are 10 Things I Learned From Running An Organizational Hackathon
[Big] Data is telling us that we – the great and good middle class – are generally screwed. There is a slide to low-paid jobs, we are extravagantly over-educated and our skills increasingly under-leveraged. What to do? I have begun … Continue reading The Middle Class Is Screwed (Part Two) – The Fight Back Begins
My nephew turned 19 last week while I was in the UK. I told him, “No present from me, mate. 18 was a landmark age, 19…meh.” We talked about those important birthdays. My sister turned 50 while I was there … Continue reading Suddenly, I’m In The “Heading to Retirement” Cohort.
A basic premise of personal branding is that by sharing your inimitable genius you can then earnestly and openly ask “How can I help?“ I write about this a lot: here, here, here, there, there. The answer to that question becomes: “…like … Continue reading Reciprocation: Make Life Easier For Stakeholders And They Owe You #PersonalBranding
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