Language creates culture in business

Language creates culture in business

Business as usual is a culture of domination, top down hierarchy, leader as authoritarian, employees as commodities, customers as consumers, citizens as consumers. If we want to change the world we need to change our language. We can be the steward instead of the...
An argument against speed in business

An argument against speed in business

Life is busy. Getting busier. Business as usual demands results, action, long hours, cost control, lots of average…and speed. Go go go. Faster faster. Anything we do in a hurry is an argument against intimacy. Anything we do in a hurry is a argument against...
Challenging sacred cows in business

Challenging sacred cows in business

The backbone of my work and 2:23AM is to challenge sacred cows in business and life. Not to be contrary or revolutionary as a purpose, but because unless we do we end up living as part of the flat earth society. Yesterday I read my good friend Richard Hames’s...
Shattering deeply held beliefs about business

Shattering deeply held beliefs about business

Beliefs are interesting creatures. The really deep ones are so much a part of our lives that we do not even know about them until they shatter. When the long term, tightly held beliefs do get shattered our lives are irreversibly changed. I am talking inculcated...