I WROTE A BOOK!
We broke everything. With the power vested in us from the technical revolution, we have corrupted every aspect of society with technology. Technological advancements have made us lonely, polarised our society, and disrupted basic human needs.
Punk Leadership takes inspiration from the spikey-haired, snarling, loud-mouthed Punks of the 70s music scene and calls on tech leaders to take inspiration and stick a massive size 10 Doc Martins boot in the status quo.
Slack: The Infernal Noise Machine.
I am now certain that Slack is the worst thing that has happened to the workplace since the misappropriation of Herman Miller’s Action Office concept, which birthed cubicles. Slack is a noise machine. Slack is not one of those nice noise machines that play relaxing bird noises, or calming…
Default Hugger? The Complexities of Social Greetings.
Hold on tight (not literally); this one will be a little off-piste, but it has some vague relation to the workplace. But there’s been something on my mind for a while. I’m not sure this is really a problem for anyone else, but as an introverted, slightly socially awkward,…
If You’re an Engineer, You Need to Get Better. Quickly.
Both of my parents were Software Engineers. When I was younger, they did nothing to pressure me into following their career path. They might have dropped a few light triggers into my lap in the form of a ZX Spectrum computer, a very early home computer, when I was very…
The Confessions of an Eternal Creative Tinkerer.
Much to the chagrin of my partner, I’m an obsessive creative tinkerer. Not in the sense that I creatively tinker with technology, but I constantly tinker with other types of creativity. I am a published poet of a single poem. I have performed live on stage playing the…
Intentionally Hybrid vs Accidentally Hybrid.
For anyone following along, you’ll notice tech companies are having a wild ride working out what the future of their work policy looks like. Some are moving towards bringing people back to the office, some are moving to fully remote and binning the expensive costs of the office,…
Human Protectionism In The Defence Against Artificial Intelligence.
AI won’t take your job and won’t significantly impact the number of jobs people can access. Not because it can’t; looking at the rapid progress we are making with the technology, it’s easy to predict it replacing many types of employment. It won’t take your job simply because…