100 posts for… us?

I’m a practising writer. These posts are first of all for me, and for no-one else, for the time being. No sharing until I hit 100 at least. Then they’re for the readers and co-workers who will hopefully be blessed by the small percentage of useful ideas that come out of the regular work. And for the people we’ll serve…

100 days of showing up

“Ship it.” “Show up.” Today is the start of 100 days of showing up: shipping a blog post every day for 100 days. Not aiming for perfection. Aiming to get the job done every day until November the 8th, whether or not it’s ready. Whether or not it’s read.

The Maestro

Vision isn’t just for what you want to achieve: it’s for who and how you want to be in the world. This type of vision-of-ourselves’ is often called ‘values’. There’s a lot to say about values – and especially how values and culture sit together and slide around the place. But today is about The Maestro. At Seth’s┬árecommendation I’ve been…

Moving targets

Marshall McLuhan apparently once wrote that “If it works, it’s obselete.” He’s wrong of course. The wheel, concrete and the humble fork are just three examples of thousand-year-old-plus technologies that have stuck around exactly because they do their jobs so well. (Okay, okay, so wheels have got lighter since the Flintstones…) But McLuhan has a point (of course). And I…

Vision – See the Future

You have a gift: you can see the future. It’s easy to forget it, but you can. Or more accurately, we see futures, plural. Some that happen, some that don’t. That coffee cup is going to get knocked over. There’s a car coming. All the time we see futures that might or might not be, and we choose one, or…