eMigration, a Path from Austerity?

This piece from Elaine Pofeldt set me thinking.  She joins some interesting dots in her piece on The Gig Economy’s Answer to the European Debacle on Forbes.com. In some of the hardest hit economies in Europe, people are taking their talent freelance and using sites like Elance or oDesk to find international work.  Elance has […]

Book Spine Poetry – Maria Popova

I love this…. … from Maria Popova at brainpickings.org via Nicholas Bate. Can’t wait to get home and attack the never-ending Must Read shelf.  Inevitably the result will be more Viking saga than haiku. Technorati Tags: Book spine poetry,Maria Popova,Brainpickings.org,Nicholas Bate,Strategic Edge,Writing,Poetry

Simply a Decision Away… Nicholas Bate

Another beautifully compelling thought from Nicholas Bate: a mojita in a Havana bar, a Bellini in Venice, mouth-watering, smoky speck and rye bread on a Tyrolean summit…  Technorati Tags: Nicholas Bate,Strategic Edge,Organisational Humanity,Sovereign Professional

Simply a Decision Away… Nicholas Bate

Another beautifully compelling thought from Nicholas Bate: a mojita in a Havana bar, a Bellini in Venice, mouth-watering, smoky speck and rye bread on a Tyrolean summit…  Technorati Tags: Nicholas Bate,Strategic Edge,Organisational Humanity,Sovereign Professional

Panflation–The Devaluation of Everything – Economist

(Catching up on a backlog of interesting things to share). The Economist, two weeks ago, had this excellent leader about the pernicious effect of the continuing inflation of titles, ratings, exam results, sizes and anything that has any suggestion of scale or hierarchy. Some examples are laughably familiar: why is Starbucks’ smallest coffee “Tall”?  Why […]

Panflation–The Devaluation of Everything – Economist

(Catching up on a backlog of interesting things to share). The Economist, two weeks ago, had this excellent leader about the pernicious effect of the continuing inflation of titles, ratings, exam results, sizes and anything that has any suggestion of scale or hierarchy. Some examples are laughably familiar: why is Starbucks’ smallest coffee “Tall”?  Why […]

The Economist on Scottish Independence

This week’s Economist, sadly, makes – rather than reports – the news.  Alex Salmond and his SNP colleagues have been quick to decry the paper’s “sneering condescension” announcing that it will “rue the day” it published this week’s front cover. The Economist has done itself a disservice with a somewhat tacky, tasteless cover that detracts […]

The History of Work

To anticipate the future, we should learn about the past. I’ve just finished reading Richard Donkin’s wonderfully crafted The History of Work.  Well-researched and beautifully written, it should be essential reading for anyone who seeks to understand work and its future.  We talk a lot about the New World of Work or the Future of […]

Listening to Joseph Campbell – @Gapingvoid

Sometimes Hugh MacLeod’s work just hits the nail on the head. Between Jung and the current interest in story-telling structures (see here, here and here) sits Joseph Campbell. Technorati Tags: Gaping Void,Hugh MacLeod,Writing,Joseph Campbell,Carl Jung,Storytelling.

Bad Meetings: Time, Money, Paper, Soul – SalesCrunch

Everyone hates bad meetings but too often corporate life consists of back to back meetings from 9 to 6.  You fit in your real work in the evenings and early mornings. This neat infographic from SalesCrunch gives some numbers that should give pause for thought to meeting-junkies: $1,100 per hour?  10 hours to create a […]

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