I wrote to you two weeks ago aboard a UN plane bound for Mogadishu, Somalia. I was working there with a UN agency for most of the week, facilitating a multi-stakeholder meeting. In preparation, I read a lot of background documents. And I came across this, new to me, concept of T.C.O., which … [Read more...] about Consider T.C.O. (Total cost of ownership) next time you’re trying to make a decision, part two
I’m writing this aboard a UN plane bound for Mogadishu, Somalia once again. I’ll be working there with a UN agency for most of the week, facilitating a multi-stakeholder meeting. Fluffy white clouds obscure the drought below. Soon we’ll be landing on a thin stretch of land between an arid … [Read more...] about Consider T.C.O. (Total cost of ownership) next time you’re trying to make a decision, part one
My attention is always caught by creativity; because it’s a great springboard to unusual ways of thinking & problem solving. This cab driver’s sign is a great example & got me thinking. What do you carry? The things we carry tell stories. They serve up memories from … [Read more...] about What do you carry (11 cabbages & a grudge against your father for never coming back?)
Fiona Jarvis, from the Canadian High Commission, is this month’s Learning & Development roundtable speaker (the group I founded & facilitate for people interested in learning, training &/or teaching). On Friday, May 18th she’ll guide us through an interactive workshop on Making … [Read more...] about How your tribal dynamics affects your decision making
As a little girl I learned a key lesson about magical kingdoms being hidden in plain sight from my beloved Nana (that’s a picture of her as young woman). Later I learned to look at resources that were right in front of my nose that could help me get out of sticky … [Read more...] about How Actors, Zookeepers & More Are On Standby 24/7 To Help You
Art should be owned by the person who feels the strongest for it. That's why we arranged the world's first auction completely based on emotions, in Stockholm, Sweden. More than 300 people placed bids on three unique art glass pieces, worth in total over € 25 000. Biometric sensors were used to … [Read more...] about Should art should be owned by the person who feels the strongest for it?
I'm traveling and working in Brazil, for the United Nations, and recently had a curious example of decision making using Bingo. The tale happens in Rio Quente, a resort anchored around a thermal river. Think every kind of water themed event and you'll get the picture, including snorkeling with 6 … [Read more...] about Bingo based decision making