Search/browse posts at the bottom of this page. Welcome to my blog Contemplations (previously named Changing Minds). I’ve been at it for a while, but there have also been gaps in my writing. Quite frankly the blog is a bit of a mess. I refuse to tidy it up as I want it to be… Fortsätt läsa Contemplations by @jandeman
This is a question I’ve been asked a number of times lately. It has made me think. And I have come to the conclusion that it is the right word. Let me briefly explain why. First and foremost ’sustainable’ is the established term we have used for a long time when we mean systems that… Fortsätt läsa Is ’sustainable’ the right word?
I was struck by something Yvon Chouinard said in this video I found on Youtube. At one point he says regarding sustainability that ”growth is the elephant in the room”. At first I didn’t react much but the phrase stuck with me and eventually started a quite vitalizing personal reflection process. Sustainable human life on Earth… Fortsätt läsa The Elephant in the Room
Synchronicity is an interesting phenomenon. I woke up today feeling a little gloomy and tired. After breakfast I found myself revisiting the works of Daniel Quinn. His most famous book is Ishmael – a book I read and decided to import and sell in the bookshop I owned in the first half of the 90’s.… Fortsätt läsa Separated from nature
I know, I know. Just a few months ago I said I would be ditching my advisory practice for something new. But this seems not to be happening. At least not in the near future. So, it is back to business as usual. Or rather unusual. This is because I have tweaked my mission and… Fortsätt läsa It is never too late to change one’s mind
A couple of months have passed since I decided upon a shift in my professional direction. I’d like to share an update of where my process stands. First of all thanks for all the encouragement I’ve been getting. It is both a trilling and slightly scary path I’m treading. Lots of interesting things are coming… Fortsätt läsa Professional update
Dear clients, colleagues and business partners, After over 20 years as a consultant and advisor I will be closing down my practice, effective by the end of August. This is not a decision taken in haste. It has marinated in me for some years and only during the Easter holidays did I finalize my decision.… Fortsätt läsa Moving on
I just love this question stated in Quora – and the response from Paul DeJoe. Q: What does it feel like to be the CEO of a start-up? A: Very tough to sleep most nights of the week. Weekends don’t mean anything to you anymore. Closing a round of financing is not a relief. It… Fortsätt läsa What does it feel like to be the CEO of a start-up?
If you search Amazon Books for the keyword ”leadership” you get 110,096 results. That is a breathtaking amount of books. I can’t claim to have read all of these but I have read a LOT of leadership books during 25 years. Most of them are written by academics and relatively few by practitioners. Some are very… Fortsätt läsa The mindset of great leaders
I’m working on a blog post that aims to catch some of my key learnings from working with leaders and entrepreneurs over the course of 20 years. Suddenly this piece on Dee Hock’s management principles appears in one of my media feeds. I just had to capture and share it as my own learnings tie… Fortsätt läsa Management principles from a legendary entrepreneur