Previous Articles, page 2

Jun 12, 2019

Thinking About Thought Partnerships

For the last five or six years, I’ve been working as an editor/curator/writer for a few different clients. Then a couple of years ago over coffee I came up with the title of Thought Partner. The initial idea was that when working closely with clients, I often ended up contributing to the projects of various teams. At the time I viewed it as a kind of transdisciplinary form of consulting. Something I happened to be good at and could do in addition to the words I was writing for their audience.  Keep reading →

May 07, 2019

We Seek(ed)

Quick post just to regroup some of the work I did with e180, for easy linking and a bit of context.  Keep reading →

Apr 06, 2018

Work & Learn Out Loud

We need to learn from each other in the flow of work. People who are constantly learning and adapting need to draw from the teammates around them, collaborate, and be able to lean on each other. This involves not only communication between those working on a project but also transparency across the organization so that others can give a hand when projects overlap with their expertise.  Keep reading →

Oct 04, 2017

Micromastery, Allowing Ourselves to Start

We have so many opportunities for learning but also for procrastination, distraction, and for getting lost in the daily hustle and bustle. The idea of starting with relevant pieces of a bigger goal is quite appealing, things like preparing an omelette (as a first step to learn cooking), surfing standing up, baking artisan bread, brewing a delicious IPA craft beer, drawing a line sketch, learning to read Japanese script in three hours, or laying a brick wall.  Keep reading →

Jul 12, 2017

Platform Organizations. Supporting Collaboration, Creation & Adaptation

Following Simone Cicero’s work on the Platform Design Toolkit because of the important learning component presented as one of the “engines” behind platforms. What follows is a bit of a primer or recap of the many articles proposed on the associated publication, Stories of Platform Design. Focusing on the learning aspects found throughout.  Keep reading →

Nov 30, 2016

Learn Constantly, Become Future-Proof

Highlights a few concepts that have drawn particular interest in the course of my research for e180: strategy, perspectives, conversations and deliverables. Considered together, they propose a new direction that is learning-focused and teach us how we might move forward and work together creatively.  Keep reading →

Oct 01, 2013

Designing For Uncertainty

Responsible design requires thinking ahead, outside of the realm of today’s definition of normalcy, and bravely facing the risks head-on. Anab Jain of Superflux shares her curiosity for the near-future, superdensity and the power of suspended disbelief.  Keep reading →

Oct 01, 2012

Edge of Eversion

The distance has been breached. The physical world we inhabit and the digital world we created are now touching and becoming one. Where the overlap is most pronounced, on the foremost edges, people are making things, rekindling the old, creating the new, all enabled by an interconnected world.  Keep reading →