Thinking

The simple truth of attitude

Be free. Do what you wanna do. Be yourself. Do what you do best. Seems growing up not only tells us not to grow out of creativity, but also the simple truths of attitude.  Maybe I'm being sentiment growing up in my own heavy metal bands with nail polish, but…
What CrossFit taught me about fear and innovation

What CrossFit taught me about fear and innovation

I remember starting CrossFit four years ago, and the first things you learn is all about your body and how far you can push it. Then you learn about the mind.  Then, you realise it's the only thing stopping the body. Here is what I've learned about fear and failure…
Why promotions are like drugs

Why promotions are like drugs

Short term fixes to long term issues Users, pushers, dealers, and addicts. Hierarchy, and the promotions that go with it, can be a dangerous way to recognise the efforts of those around you. And be recognised yourself. Are you a user? Peer pressure Your peers become probably your first introduction.…

Resilience, adaptability & capacity

Be adaptable, not annoyed. Another installment on surviving agency-land. There are lots of facts that we just need to accept: people will let you down, people are resistant to change, people have different levels of capacity, and there are always things you can't control. Oh yeah, and most people have good intensions. Resilience: All these…

People experience process

I've always been a big believer that timelines, documents and due dates don't deliver projects: people do. You only need to ask my former boss, Andy Jamieson (Co-founder of Switched On Media), how unfamiliar I was with process. But I, like a lot of people in the discipline, think process…

Leading with generosity

Last week I was talking about the affect our attitude has the affect on communications, and as a result, outcomes.  As usual, Gavin opened my mind to explore another notion - generosity. Being open also implies generosity. When you are generous, you don’t know where that will take you. When…

Attitude driving communications and outcomes

Everyone else but me There's not denying I exhibit the tendencies, attributes and traits of the infamous gen-y.  But if there's one critical sticking point I've noticed in myself, and see mirrored in many of those I've worked in over the past years, is that we have too many expectations of those around…

The Cult of Done Manifesto

An introduction to The Cult of Done Manifesto From 2009, but still amazing today, this was written in collaboration with by Bre Pettis and Kio Stark in 20 minutes because we only had 20 minutes to get it done. 2565