The year I was without a cat, two doves alit in my atrium, found a hanging plant for a nest and gave birth to these two babies. Doves are interesting birds. They don’t always build their nests from scratch. Rather, they find them wherever convenient and whenever needed, often at a moments notice and just in the nick of time. These doves were no exception. Upon landing in my plant basket, the eggs where laid the very next day.
Looking at their nesting process as a natural, recognizable pattern, can we reiterate it to do work different? I say we already have. Mobile work can be characterized as similar pattern. People use mobile technology, at a moments notice, wherever and whenever it’s needed, for business and life. The similarity between doves and mobile technology is more than a great example of Fractal patterns. Continue reading
fractals: March 12 – March 25
What is different work patterns were already repeating all around you?
A leaf looks like a branch which looks like a tree. A stone looks like a rock which looks like a mountain. Small to large, zooming in and out, and infinitely repeating, fractals are a complex geometry of shapes recurring over a wide range of scales. Is it no mistake that the World Wide Web is a repeating pattern of a spider web? Will we someday see, at its largest dimension, the pattern of the universe as that self-similar web? Employ the concept of fractals to uncover our next great social system or business innovation. We are surrounded by undetected, natural iterations, easily recognizable once we are aware of their possibility.
resolve to: recognize patterns
Some years, I hate the holidays. So this year I’m applying my own advice and looking at my abc’s of different for new options and ideas. Here are some different various approaches I came up with for holiday survival under the words for the letters d, f, g, I and m.
different words for holiday survival
disruption: Tap into the residual energy created from the explosive disruption of all things holiday and demands of the season to bring forth happiness and joy.
fractals: Find good will patterns of the past year, then repeat and scale them throughout these holiday times and the new year.
golden eggs: Allow all the geese that lay within your realm to lay their eggs unencumbered by yours or other’s failures of the past and expectations of the future so they will truly be golden gifts of hope.
imperfection: Know somewhere in your desire for the perfect holiday can be found beautiful imperfections that, like shining ornaments on the tree, will reflect the true beauty of the season.
moving sidewalks: Employ the positive sentiments of the season as your moving sidewalk assists to help you create your part of peace on earth and best wishes for the new year!
The holidays are stressful times. Continue reading
E is for Elasticity
What if you could do work as circumstances deemed,
not as rules demanded?
F is for Fractals
What if the answers were already repeating all around you?
“Cage-free, vegetarian fed,” reads the inside of my egg carton. Musing upon these words, my thoughts went to Suzanne Somers. I recently caught her on TV saying she has discovered she is now allergic to eggs. The combination of the carton’s words and her egg allergy made me think. What if she wasn’t allergic to eggs? What if… Continue reading