A sense of urgency (2): Clayton Christensen on measuring your life

John Greenall wrote this about our lack of a sense of urgency about the most important things in life: I wonder if it comes back to overscheduling, busyness, lack of prioritisation and an internal need to look good. This all…

Contact

Next time you read an article, listen to a podcast, watch a program that you like – why don’t you get in touch with whoever made it? Not just the person who was in it – the ones we normally notice…

Debt to society

If you want to talk about our debt to society – the question of what we owe the other people who share our culture, and share the planet with us – it’s helpful to start with this: without other people,…

Their thing

It’s great that you have a thing – that you’re clear about it what it is and how important it is, and that you’re talking about it and taking action and enjoying it to boot. It’s great that it’s yours.…

The haves and the have-laters

Kevin Kelly’s take on how technological development plays into the future of poverty and inequality – and why he’s not worried about unequal access to tech: Inequality won’t be eradicated in fifty years. So I tend to think of the…

Technology marches towards the poorest

I recently listened to a talk given by Iqbal Quadir, founder of Grameenphone, at the Long Now Foundation in 2008: In the early nineties I had a budding investment career, that’s where I discovered a decentralising force – namely Moore’s…

The Commitments (1):

Some things worth committing to: to service and impact for human-flourishing (vision, clarity and focus, outcomes more than processes, sustainability); to getting better every day (being a pro, showing up, learning, a path to making things better rather than shortcuts…

Why “Driverless Crocodile”?

Fair question. It began as a joke as the title of a shared googledoc, then became a domain name when I “did it now” and registered it on a whim to get things going. Sharky and I had been talking…

Motto (2): Learn lots

Have fun, learn lots, work hard, be kind. If you hadn’t learnt, you’d be dead. If other people hadn’t learnt, it’s much less likely you’d still be alive. Or reading this. Or eating that. Learn… Deliberately, consistently, and eclectically. New…

You snooze you lose

… is a fact of life. It means if you’re not alert, you’ll miss out. It doesn’t mean that it’s okay to snatch something out of someone’s hand just because they’re not looking, or that we shouldn’t set something aside…