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

Work Life Balance

Whilst rummaging through my Instapaper queue for some lunchtime reading I found this video. I was struck by this comment: thousands of people… working long hard hours, at jobs they hate, to buy things they don’t need, to impress people they don’t like OK so this is perhaps a little overly dramatic, but it’s not Continue Reading