Tag: Culture
Monkey Selfies, Catching Yawns, and Soulful Connections

Monkey Selfies, Catching Yawns, And Soulful Connections

In Sulawesi live the Yaki. On this Indonesian island, deep in the Tangkoko reserve, these jocose primates spend their time foraging and lounging about. Naruto, as one macaque became known, stirred quite the controversy. Donning an unforgettable smirk, she hijacked the trigger of photographer David Slater and snapped a selfie. The media went apeshit. Excluding apes, … Continue reading »

Please Allow Myself to Manage Myself

Please Allow Myself To Manage Myself

In the Black Mirror episode, ‘Nosedive’ Lacie’s every interaction is rated on a five-star scale. Her friend’s rate her likeability, the barista rates her banter, and a job interviewer rates her employability. Through augmented reality and an ever-present social media platform, her societal worth is displayed for all to see. Depending on her score, she … Continue reading »

Inventing it on the Fly

Inventing It On The Fly

Born just outside Toronto, Martin Short is the youngest of five children. When he was 12 years old his eldest brother died in a car accident. Six years later his mother died of cancer, and two years after that his father passed away from a stroke. Then after 30 years of marriage, his wife died … Continue reading »


A Sane Workplace

Twenty-five years ago, renowned adman Jay Chiat proclaimed that his agency was moving to a “virtual office.” No more cubicles. No more dedicated desks — just expansive space, with lockers for personal items and laptops dedicated for day-use-only. Using technology as the ultimate enabler, his workers would boost creativity by maneuvering fluidly in the most … Continue reading »


The Office Of The Future

A quarter of a century ago, renowned adman Jay Chiat proclaimed that his agency was moving to a “virtual office.” No more cubicles. No more dedicated desks – just endless open space, with lockers for personal items and day-use-only laptops. Using technology as the ultimate enabler, his knowledge workers would be manoeuvring fluidly in the … Continue reading »


Wet Dreams Of Vancouver

Sitting at an overcrowded 49th parallel I’m reminded of the caffeine peddling, downward dog posing, juice truck cleansing, pot puffing and vitamin popping stereotype that marks the quintessential Vancouverite. Granted few individuals are engaging in all of these activities regularly, or simultaneously for that matter. But typecasts exist for a reason, and I can’t help … Continue reading »

Future of Work Sessions

Future Of Work Sessions

Collaboration & Innovation Every once in a while you have one of those conversations — food for thought that changes not just how you think but potentially how you act. Exploring the future of work with a bunch of folks a week ago, I was part of such a conversation. The dialogue flowed late into the evening … Continue reading »


The Future Of Work

By 2020, sixty five percent of the workforce will be freelancing. Automation will continue to flip every industry on its head.   Exponential organisations will respond to technological change and employees that crave more meaningful roles.  Meanwhile, reinvention and adaptivity will be the traits that make you, the creative entrepreneur, thrive. How will we choose … Continue reading »

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