Flow with it

I’ve spent a fair amount of time during the December working with my hands building things in Meatspace. We’ve been renovating the house and besides the wet works, we’ve done everything ourselves. I’ve also built a hydroponic NFT (Nutrient Film Technique) system to grow my own veggies. We also built a fence to ensure the … Read moreFlow with it

Cadence

There is a rhythm to life. It starts with the heartbeat, the underlying drumbeat that propels us. Then there’s the day/night, day/night, light/dark, light/dark, The go go go, sleeeeeep, repeat. Circadian rhythms we all share. The waxing, waning, gibbous, crescent, dance of light between sun and moon brings a visual rhythm to the night’s sky. … Read moreCadence

Culture change

When organizations need to change, they generally set up task teams to handle all the various aspects of the change. People, processes, finance, HR, branding & marketing and culture. Culture is usually seen as simply a part of the puzzle. However, as Lou Gerstner said in his book “Who says elephants can’t dance?”: I came … Read moreCulture change

Old dog tricks

“You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.” Who says? Everybody? This kind of thinking holds us back. It’s a persistent cultural belief (at least in some cultures) that your ability to learn new things deteriorates as you get older. This smacks of logical fallaciousness to me. Perhaps we observe older people and their apparent lack … Read moreOld dog tricks

Frowned upon

Working from a coffee shop is a great way to observe people, their actions and interactions. I look around at other people working on their laptop and what I notice is how many people frown while working. The furrowed-brow look. There’s the pensive frown by the aspiring writer while she tries to place the lead … Read moreFrowned upon

Power

The drive for power is a human condition. We can’t escape it. It’s built into our DNA. The way that power is expressed is however up to you. One man might obsessively build up his body, only seeing power in physical strength. Another man might dominate his wife, taking power from her fear. An executive … Read morePower

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