Firstly I want to thank everyone involved at #EpicCollaboration. I had the pleasure of attending a strategy session the other night with a group of honest, intelligent, compassionate, creative and committed collaborators. I appreciate you letting me in. Your honesty is refreshing. It is amazing that we have the opportunity to even entertain these ideas … [Read more…]
Firstly there’s Knowledge Work: honest, friendly and highly beneficial mentoring for young professionals. Then there’s the launch of something that is truly beyond words. Unequivocally remarkable. Those of you who know me know what I’m talking about…for those who don’t, it doesn’t really matter what I’m talking about. What does matter is being remarkable: worthy of attention, striking and … [Read more…]
I’ve been writing this blog for almost a year now since I decided to make the switch. Every now and then I look back at some of the things I’ve written…sometimes I can’t even remember ever writing some of the posts here on Ask a Toddler! It’s a strange feeling. I know they’re all my words. I … [Read more…]
Our brains are a muscle that can create an infinite number of connections between two points. These connections give us options. The more connections we create the more options we will have. The computing power of our minds is infinite because of our ability to create as many connections as we allow ourselves. We create … [Read more…]
We live in a connected community. Linguistic and geographical boundaries exist no longer. Lets us creatively.collaborate; creatively.communicate; creatively.connect with creatively.committed and creatively.compassionate individuals. A better world will evolve as we move beyond solving problems and begin to create solutions.
The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Aristotle It’s true also that each part is painstakingly engineered and crafted to serve its own purpose. We are each individually capable of anything but not everything! That is why collectively we are more powerful. We each bring to the table our own genius. When … [Read more…]
Everything is cyclical…everything. We often loose sight of the bigger picture so its worth recognising and acknowledging the circular nature of our existence. Although cliched to the hill, ‘what comes around goes around’ and ‘what goes up must come down’. In nature the seed of rotten fruit and vegetables become growing, living plants once again. In physics mass … [Read more…]
What does community mean? How do we define who is in our community and who isn’t? Geographical parameters work…well sort of…but what about online communities? Do online communities exist by virtue of a username and password? Do members of our communities need to be engaged or can they be interested bystanders? Who makes the call? … [Read more…]
We’re going to the centre of our earth today on the equator in Ecuador to a place called Mitad del Mundo. There is a monument up the road from the photo you see above that commemorates the start and the accomplishment of the French Royal Academy of Science-sponsored travel to Ecuador measuring the equator over two … [Read more…]
Don’t take this life so seriously. Be free. Enjoy. You have only one go at it. Why waste it?
The written word is powerful. It can also be boring and disengaging. We communicate in many different ways but by far the most ubiquitous is by written word. That isn’t to say it’s always effective though. It may be factual, it may convey a message but it mightn’t be a good piece of written communication. … [Read more…]
Don’t be confused by my apparent lack of ceremony. I am happy.
Lever from clever Grin in the grind Can do in candor Cue the rescue Ink is to think Courage is rage Lie to believe Anger is dangerous Inspiration not ration Harm in pharmacy Urge not to splurge Ask is to task
Contentment is a word often used out of context. It has the connotation of being mediocre and settling for whatever when in fact it is the acknowledgement and satisfaction of reaching your capacity. In other words its asking yourself: ‘What more is left?’ and answering ‘nothing. I have given it my all. I’m spent. I’m … [Read more…]
We can be here and there right now, at a point in time. Simultaneously engaging with our own thoughts, interacting with our fellow human beings in our physical vicinity and with those across the other side of the globe. Today was somewhat of a revelation…an awakening for me that I want to share. Not to … [Read more…]
We’re all on a different wavelength but even so there’s significant overlap within our range…unless of course you’re a tuba and you have to deal with a piccolo. But that’s rare. Most of the time there’s common ground. It may not be obvious, but if you take the time to delve a little deeper, there … [Read more…]
People are amazing, they’re unpredictable. Not one person is the same. We are all different; both in appearance and in the way we think. Stopping to observe people on the street, at work, interacting with others, seeing what people do when they are alone is such a wondrous past time. Spending some time watching our … [Read more…]
Every now and then stop and tune in to what is happening around you, be conscious of your place. How does what you are doing [or not doing] relate to everybody else around you? What impact are you making to the space you occupy? In taking the time and making a deliberate effort to concentrate … [Read more…]