Commerce & Care

Ho Ho Ho... Th holidays have now safely passed - at least Christmas and New Year (for the love of Mike people, there is no plural in New ¬†Year) - as we slowly return to our pre-festive routines. Friends are returning home after time with family or maybe a ski trip (I personally avoid holiday … Continue reading Commerce & Care

Best Blogs 20 Mars 2015

Welcome to #BestBlogs, the weekly curation of the world of work. The latest ideas on organization life, collaboration and our personal power in worklife from practitioners around the globe are collected here so you too may become more effective, perhaps even more satisfied, in career. Every week our theme emerges organically and this week our … Continue reading Best Blogs 20 Mars 2015


Look around. As a cyclist I spend a great deal of time riding. In an urban environment its hard to beat two wheels for getting around quickly or easily. And whether its on my old Kona modified hybrid or my trusty Vino scooter one thing is the same: when you're mobile you'd better look around. … Continue reading Fixated


Character still counts.In recent times we've come to view character as almost code reserved for niche political zealots. We doubt the word and its purveyors.But in spite of attempts to hijack or dismiss same character steadies on. We've forgotten what character is and implies and in so doing let it become an empty advertising slogan … Continue reading Character


Blogs are the ultimate selfie. Being of a certain generation (rhymes with loomer) I disdain selfies and tats. Mind you, I like to look at your selfies (and tats - see them on my Pinterest page) but I'm of an age where I suspect the world is all the better for me not falling in … Continue reading Selfies

Mrs Dunn & Me

Its elementary my dear.Today in an attempt to increase information security recovering forgotten passwords is a function of memory.First childhood friend? City parents met in? Favorite teacher?Thankfully I can remember the last one so thus far have not been locked out of the internet age.Mrs Dunn was my third grade teacher. She was not in … Continue reading Mrs Dunn & Me

#SoMe isn’t So Me

Are you a guru?A ninja? Do you brandish a light saber as you don your Jedi apparrel?Enough word play (although alliteration is always alluring...)#SoMe is yet a wilderness fraught with wrong turns, dry wells and false promise. Should you dive headlong into Pinterest? What's your Instagram footprint? Does Foursquare have any relevance, and just what … Continue reading #SoMe isn’t So Me

Best Blogs 28 February 2014

Welcome to #BestBlogs, the weekly curation of the world of work.The latest offerings from practitioners around the globe addressing organization life, collaboration and the politics of work are offered here so that you may become more effective - indeed more satisfied - in your career.This edition - each week's theme developing organically on its own … Continue reading Best Blogs 28 February 2014

SXSW Native

Spring starts in Austin.We know its starting because the bluebonnets are out and SXSW kicks off in just days.Don't know what SX ("south by") is? Google it, or use my new favorite search engine DuckDuckGo - unlike big G, DDG guards your privacy insanely! But I digress.If you've never been to SX here are a … Continue reading SXSW Native

Leaving Leadership

We've got it wrong.Peruse any stream on Twitter or LinkedIn, check out any business mag, attend real or virtual conferences and you'll see we're all about leadership.We've really got a thing for it.Every outlet offers their own twist on what it takes to become and improve as a leader. Heady stuff I'm sure but in … Continue reading Leaving Leadership