I give a damn about…
Using design, technology and business to make a difference in how we work, learn and express ourselves.
And contributing to worthy Grand Challenges: Business Innovation, Education, Environmental Sustainability, Healthcare, Science, Technology, Social Enterprise, Social Justice, and Human Rights.
My life’s work is to learn and contribute.
“Every single time you help somebody stand up you are helping humanity rise.” — Steve Maraboli.
Are you working on future positives?
BUSINESS positives: Innovation, excellence, quality, performance, sustainability, social responsibility, ethics and integrity…
SOCIETAL positives: Knowledge, education, freedom from persecution, social justice, human rights, environmental sustainability…
PEOPLE positives: Empowerment, opportunity, development, expression, inclusiveness, diversity…
“I think we can’t go around measuring our ‘goodness’ by what we don’t do – by what we deny ourselves, what we resist and who we exclude. I think we’ve got to measure ‘goodness’ by what we embrace, what we create, and who we include.” — Père Henri in the movie Chocolat
I want to work with you!
- Business is personal. Authenticity is key. I tell it like it is. And I am always nice about it.
- My work is an act of service. I work to contribute; not to fix or rescue, and not to pander to my ego.
- I am technology-agnostic. Technology must be appropriate to the needs, and not as an end in itself.
- Markets are conversations. Communications go both ways. I work hard to listen more and talk less.
- I only work with people. I don’t micromanage or manipulate. I expect everyone I work with to be competent, dedicated to the cause, and honourable.
- I thrive on diversity. People, clients, projects, tasks, deliverables; and food.
- I am open-minded and inclusive. I respect all perspectives; even the ones I disagree with.
- I don’t pretend to know everything. I do not need to be right.
“The secret of happiness is this: let your interests be as wide as possible and let your reactions to the things and persons that interest you be as far as possible friendly rather than hostile.” — Bertrand Russell