Find your digital weird

There is much opportunity to show up these days. Social networking platforms are like stages for shining and showing off your personal and professional experiences, quirks and skills. We can connect, debate and create, at scale. It’s true. Technological advancement brings access like never before. New tech helps us to get heard, find opportunities andContinue reading “Find your digital weird”

Thoughts on creativity, innovation & purpose

We can be prosumers or makers – we do not have to be just consumers of what others make. In this way we can shape our own worlds. Creativity starts with the individual, and growth mindsets are key enablers for the future. We must provoke, unwrap and explore the way we understand the world, andContinue reading “Thoughts on creativity, innovation & purpose”

Unleashing the big C

I recently took part in a Connectle on Innovation Mindsets. The panel of speakers was impressive and inspiring. Take Ira Munn from Ierospace. Ira is changing the world, one Drop at a time. Later this year he will launch The Drop, a 3D-printed, energy-efficient, electric vehicle kit made from up-cycled local plastic, like the plasticContinue reading “Unleashing the big C”

Top picks 2017: Adam Grant, John Sanei, Lorenzo Fioramonti, Naval Ravikant

These are my top picks for 2017. They all point to a recognition, an awareness that is bubbling and rising. As individuals and organisations, we’re coming to know that we have influence, but that the influence we have can be shaped, developed and directed in more profound ways. The works I have highlighted below askContinue reading “Top picks 2017: Adam Grant, John Sanei, Lorenzo Fioramonti, Naval Ravikant”

Create a Massive Transformative Purpose

Many organisations remain unclear about their purpose. When asked, Why does your organisation exist? they answer: ‘to make money’. Money is essential, but making money is not a purpose. Read the inspirational classic from psychiatrist Viktor Frankl: Man’s Search for Meaning. Frankl practiced logotherapy, from the Greek word logos (‘meaning’), asserting that our primary driveContinue reading “Create a Massive Transformative Purpose”

Getting on with Artificial Intelligence

At the 2017 Robot Art Competition, robotic painters produced paintings like graduating art students, described as ‘aesthetically ambiguous’. The bearded face of a man stares out from one canvas, another depicts human emotion with jagged, gloomy stripes of black and purple. AI is a field of computer science that mimics the natural learning process of theContinue reading “Getting on with Artificial Intelligence”

If you have always done it that way, it is probably wrong

“If you’ve always done it that way, it’s probably wrong.”   – Charles Kettering, holder of 186 patents. We tend to concentrate on things we already know, and time and time again, we fail to take into consideration what we don’t know. This focus on the familiar has costs. It was Nassim Taleb in his bookContinue reading “If you have always done it that way, it is probably wrong”

How can we attract game changing talent? The real size of the question.

There are people who chop through the digital transformation buzzword bingo that peppers our work lexicon these days. They inject a new reality into the aging mainframes of our organisations. Their persistence in hustling and rustling managers, rules and mindsets to achieve a vision extraordinaire, is admirable. We need them. They are the ones whoContinue reading “How can we attract game changing talent? The real size of the question.”

The power lies with us, the people. Working with 5 tech trends.

By Gaylin Jee  Accenture launched their Technology Vision report earlier this year, which identifies the top IT trends impacting organisations over the next 3 years. The theme of the report is “Technology for people, by People”.  They say this people empowering focus is not just an idea. Rather, it’s a real and purposeful call to action. BecauseContinue reading “The power lies with us, the people. Working with 5 tech trends.”

Risk-takers, Originals and all of us

By Gaylin Jee “The last time you had an original idea, what did you do with it?” Adam Grant We’re still using yesterday’s models and hoping they will solve tomorrow’s challenges. That’s not impossible, but it will become increasingly unrewarding. The proposed and impending World Economic Forum’s Fourth Industrial Revolution is set to radically shiftContinue reading “Risk-takers, Originals and all of us”

It Is Not About The Past, But The Future

By Gaylin Jee We tend to grab onto the past and use it to design the future. It’s a profound failure of imagination. So say Stephen Gill and David Grebow. They add that the future is no longer about looking for continuity with the past and choosing shinier versions of existing technologies and trends. ThisContinue reading “It Is Not About The Past, But The Future”

Let’s try Deep Work, a 21st Century superpower

By Gaylin Jee Absorb state is one of 7 ways to boost your creativity. But what is absorb state? When you are in absorb state, you spend time only consuming information. You are not creating or delivering any output. The concept is also referred to as ‘batching’. It replaces what Linda Stone calls ‘continuous partial attention’,Continue reading “Let’s try Deep Work, a 21st Century superpower”

Disrupt yourself

By Gaylin Jee The best way to predict the future is to create it. – Peter Drucker. Looking at what the future holds should be like looking at we want to create. As Vala Afshar notes, companies do not disrupt, people do. One drives innovation and disruption in the organisation through driving personal disruption. And accordingContinue reading “Disrupt yourself”