Unless you have been living under a rock, you will know that Emma Watson gave an extraordinary speech to the United Nations on Saturday last. Watson was launching the UN Women #HeForShe campaign for gender equality.
And so it has come to this. In the on-going quest to find complex and different ways to express otherwise straightforward and pedestrian thoughts, we are verbifying our nouns at an unprecedented pace. (And yes, the coining of the word ‘verbifying’ was for effect, and is an equally heinous crime for which I should no […]
Why do we obsess about—and in fact embrace—notions of eternal busy-ness? That was the question that was raised in the first article in this series. One aspect that I outlined was the role that technology has played in providing constant access to near-ubiquitous information. This article continues those themes, exploring our eternal obsession with improvement.
In the first column of this series, I identify a number of key reasons underlying our current state of overwhelmed busy-ness. First among these is the incredible tidal wave of technological transformation that has occurred in just a few short years.
At a breakfast conversation this morning, talking about the challenges of managing in our current environment, one of my table-mates voiced the perspective that many of us share in our minds, but few of us have dared to articulate: “I feel like we are dealing with this massive, relentless pace of change. We’re moving past […]
I had an interesting discussion with a colleague yesterday. We were discussing the evolution of management practices (as one does over a late Sunday brunch) and I made the observation that there were a number of useful, valuable and entirely relevant management practices that were being explored in the 1990s, that have pretty much since […]