Performance vs Brand, Presiding over vs Engaging or, Do or Do Not ;)

Strategy is fundamentally about choices…

“Two long term business trends, the rise of managerialism and the intensification of specialization, have conspired to create…

I went down a great rabbit hole of followers of followers and came across this great article. On it’s face it’s about creativity in Ad Land…but I felt my mind relating to so many other relevant topics: the effort of pitching vs a conversation, the struggle to be creative in…

It was an interesting year for ‘reading’. I historically do most of my reading via audiobook during the daily commute to the office. Like most, I didn’t commute a lot in 2020 so unfortunately less content was consumed. However, I think I was very lucky to ‘read’ the four below…

Just two pieces this week. Both have some weight even though the topics seem light. Give them a read.

“…why spend hours each week typing out responses to dozens of people when you could be debugging/writing/selling/[insert more valuable activity here]? Why be a good communicator when you’re too busy/important/swamped/[insert other desirable quality here]? In a world of limited resources, isn’t email just a colossal waste of time and energy?”

“Compromise and collaboration are two entirely different practices.”

This weeks topics are diverse in titles but connect in when you consider making change for growth. Choosing your team, stealing time FROM distractions and outrunning disruption.

If you had €1000 and you could invest that money in someone’s future, who would you bet on? Is it yourself?

Busy is no longer a badge of honor…

Pisano “Innovation means change that creates economic value. Innovations can be about technological change, business model change, or some combination of both. In my framework, there are four types of innovation.”

Getting used to change. My best clients (and teammates) thrive on change. For years we thought it was an addiction to chaos. One that allows us to resist boredom. However, more and more, it seems they were just ahead of the game in the best way to tackle the new…

Creativity. It is for Everyone. It’s not just the corner office and not just for the creative team.

Below you will find a 20 min TedTalk about schools and creativity. Please listen to it but not just in the context of schools…but in the context of our offices, meetings, deliverables…

3 From NessLabs: The Illusion of Productivity, Shiny Toy Syndrome and the battle between present and future self. I started following NessLabs a while ago and for sure their content has been shared in previous contemplations. Great content for your mind at work.

…Most animals would be happy if their…

Curated for Contemplation

Sharing content that I find thought provoking. Sometimes the pieces align in theory other times they produce a counter-point. Either way…a good read or watch.

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