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A cat yawning Becoming Bored - “75% of your shared data data has been used.” Thank goodness for automatic alerts, I thought, so that I don’t go over my cellphone’s data limit and incur stratospheric overage costs. Plenty of time...
A screen capture of a cellphone home screen, showing a variety of social media icons Can We Have Social Media Back? - I met Brian at a Toronto tech meetup in 2011. I was hanging around the back of the room when he introduced himself, and we connected over a mutual fascination with all things social...
An empty factory floor The Death of the Worker - Organized labour has been shrinking as a percentage of the workforce in America and Canada for decades, which should come as a surprise to no one: authors have been predicting the death of work since...
A highway leads off into the distance Elements of Strategy, Part 7: The Icing on the Cake (Meta Strategy) - This is our final installment in the Elements of Strategy series. Hope you enjoyed it. The toughest part of creating a strategy lies in what isn’t communicated: the meta strategy. This is the plan...
A black cat yawning Elements of Strategy, Part 6: Do More by Doing Less - As humans, we get very attached to things: other people, TV shows, furniture… you name it. The more time we spend around these things, the more we think we need them. The same thing...
The words, "The End" against a colourful backdrop. Elements of Strategy, Part 5: The Walking Dead - Part five of a series, “Elements of Strategy.” Check back each week for more insights. I remember seeing a contract posting for a digital strategist, which was pretty formulaic, except for one line: “Once...
A social media monitoring dashboard Elements of Strategy, Part 4: Data-Driven Decisions & Effective Communications - Part four of a series, “Elements of Strategy.” Check back each week for more insights. Decisions get made in many different ways in organizations. When profit’s driving the bus, there’s one overriding measure of...
A steel measuring tape partly extended Elements of Strategy, Part 3: What Gets Measured Gets Done - Part three of a series, “Elements of Strategy.” Check back each week for more insights. No one is sure who said it first: Peter Drucker? Edwards Deming? Lord Kelvin? It doesn’t really matter, because...
A crack in a piece of metal Elements of Strategy, Part 2: The Digital Divide - Part two of a series, “Elements of Strategy.” Check back each Monday for more insights. Digital communications have flipped the relationship between audience and messenger: audiences are in control of how they’re communicated to,...
A photo of Peter Drucker at a desk in front of a shelf of books Elements of Strategy, Part 1: The Essence of Strategy - Part one of a series, “Elements of Strategy.” Check back each Monday for more insights. Strategy is as much about inspiration and vision, as it is about analyzing an organization and its challenges. Strategy...
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