Posts Tagged: Work

Yet Another Reorg

“We trained hard but it seemed that every time we were beginning to form up into teams, we would be reorganised. I was to learn later in life that we tend to meet any new situation by reorganising; and a wonderful method it can be for creating the illusion of progress while producing confusion, inefficiency Continue Reading

The Creative Process – A Sketch

I love this sketch from my friend Brendan Dawes – it conveys the creative process beautifully. I’ve seen Brendan use this in his talks, and as he says, it’s always met with a flurry of smartphone action, I may even have snapped it myself. Brendan is now releasing it as a robot drawn print in a limited edition Continue Reading

Power = Knowledge

I am what is known as a “knowledge worker”. I don’t make or create anything tangible; in the old days I might have been called a “paper pusher”, these days “pixel pusher” is more accurate. I’m employed for my expertise and experience, and for my leadership and management skills – all rather cerebral and intangible. Continue Reading

Work, Life and Coca Cola

“Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling some five balls in the air. You name them – Work, Family, Health, Friends and Spirit and you’re keeping all of these in the air. You will soon understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. But the Continue Reading

2012

I had initially planned to write a review article for 2012, looking back on the books and music I’ve enjoyed through the year, but that doesn’t feel as relevant today as it did a few weeks ago. I’ll remember 2012 for some fantastic highs, but for ending with a series of lows. 2012 was one Continue Reading

Draplin

I’ve seen many many designers, and creatives, and developers, and web guys, and “serial entrepreneurs” speak at conferences, but there are few that are as genuine, as funny and as inspiring as Aaron Draplin. I was privileged to meet Aaron briefly last year when he brought his Tall Tales From a Big Man tour to Manchester; it Continue Reading