Tag: Ideas
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

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 »

Unbreakable Work Practices

Unbreakable Work Practices

On New Years Day, without fail, John Grisham starts writing a new book. Five days a week, each morning at 7 a.m., he’s in the same room, sitting on the same chair, tapping away on his trusty computer, and most importantly, with the same cup of coffee. No beeps, pings, messaging, or internet for that … Continue reading »

Thinking About Thinking

Thinking About Thinking

Over the last two decades we’ve become a little bit obsessed with ‘ innovation.’ A Google search brings up 680 million results for the word. It’s fair to say that for eccentrics like me, it’s the process of innovation that excites — and for the majority it’s really the promise of what it may bring. … Continue reading »

THE OFFICE OF THE FUTURE

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 »

People, Purpose & Production

People, Purpose & Production

It’s an exciting time. Never before has there been a movement in the history of human labour so potent and so fierce. Elasticity is becoming the norm in our working practices and inside our organisations. All of it enabled and amplified through technology — the expansive and exponential network of ideas, value and growth. Organisations … Continue reading »

Innovation By Design

Innovation By Design

Fifteen years ago in the Design issue of Wired, an article appeared outlining Polaroid’s five-year strategic plan. Just 8 months later the company filed Chapter 11. The ‘new company’ formed in its aftermath declared bankruptcy again several years later. For real. Corporate failure aside, we all have a warm and fuzzy place in our 💚 … Continue reading »


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