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Archive for October, 2012

Learning Organizations: From the Ground Up

Lately, I’ve been wrestling with this notion of helping companies and organizations harness the flow of knowledge within the organization and one of the challenges I keep coming back to is the need for the individuals within the organization to embrace a proactive learning mentality. On an individual level, proactively learning helps you to stay […]

The Future of Journalism? Excellent Hurricane Sandy Reporting from the NY Times

Today, I’ll take a brief detour from the current thread on thinking, knowledge and professional development to highlight a shining example of modern journalism from the NY Times. A good curation of materials illustrating damage by #HurricaneSandy by the @nytimes, nyti.ms/SulIZm. — Alasdair Allan (@aallan) October 30, 2012 As Alasdair Allan points out, this well […]

At the Intersection of Ambiguity and Chaos

Owning your own business is, at its most exalted, a liberating and profoundly rewarding experience. At its worst, running your own business, particularly when preparing for an uncertain future, can be disheartening and demoralizing. The truth is, the professional benefit from a self-determined career lies at both extremes (and points in-between). It’s great to have […]

Great Advice: ReCourses-Managing Client Relationships

I’ve subscribed to David Baker’s ReCourses newsletter for several years and find it to be a focused and valuable contribution to my inbox-a stark contrast to most email newsletters I receive. Today’s newsletter was particularly valuable with David’s tips for Managing Client Relationships. This is an oft-overlooked facet of running a creative services business and […]

In Praise of Irrationality, In Praise of Creatives

I’m in the midst of taking two online courses, Intro to Finance and Intro to Statistics and appreciate the tools and insights both disciplines bring to the decision making process. Paradoxically however, the more I’ve learned about thinking, the more problematic I find our deep-seated perception of humans as rational entities capable of making informed, […]

Knowledge, Learning & Technology: Three levers for growth

Although my speaking tour for Adaptation: Building A Successful Photo Business in the Era of Smartphones, Tablets and Social Media, has concluded, I haven’t stopped thinking about how to apply the lessons contained in the presentation to businesses of all types and sizes. One of the key takeaways from the presentation is that the pace […]