There is an explosion of automation, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning with many fearing job losses. In the attention economy we have proliferation of social media, questionable content, digital addiction, etc. Freedom of expression knows no bounds yet sensitivities are tested like never before. There are many benefits to adopting these tools and approaches and there are those that countervail – some stand out, either as out of touch dinosaurs or innovators. In all this there are many reasons to be joyful.Continue reading “In an age of machines human organisations matter – an ode to joy”
Thanks for visiting. This is a welcome post to orient you around this site and its core focus areas. Find out more about the owner of this site by going to the about page. If you look at the sidebar of full posts, a list of categories and tags will give you a better idea of topics covered.Continue reading “Welcome to the adventures”
I tweet therefore I am is a gloss on Descartes I’ve reinterpreted this last year. Cogito, ergo sum – I think, therefore I am. A philosophical statement that was first made in Latin by René Descartes. My take is a modern twist on that because I don’t believe in it.Continue reading “Thought Rocket: I tweet therefore I am”
I’ve taken a short break from work and as you do when you have time, I’ve been thinking. For one, about this site, it’s activities and it’s purpose. I thought I would try and capture it in this doodle (DanelDoodle actually), which is in itself a function of many aspects of this site and my activities. This is a good representation for now and this post contains all the categories I write about for that reason. A good baseline for future progression and supplement to my welcome post.
For good reason (escalated by the COVID-19 pandemic), enterprises realise they need to ensure employee’s mental wellbeing is taken care of. Also that employees are helped to better take care of themselves. It’s in the enterprise’s interest. Activities geared to supporting them are booming and IT and HR departments are driving them. Mindfulness practice is an important aspect but there is more.Continue reading “Mindfulness in the enterprise – enlightenment attained”
Discipline yourself or be disciplined. This could be a mantra for our times, when distractions abound. Without it, devices will master you, social media will. Whims will waste your time, goals will always be an illusion away. You wont get anything worthwhile done. You wont be the captain of your ship, the creator of your own destiny. Without mastering yourself, everything and everybody will be your master. Forever a slave, you will be whipped by the forces of conformity. No whining will help. No amount of procrastination will circumvent it. For wayfarers of all times, as well as Nike, this is an immutable truth, just do it. Do the work.
Discovered this Japanese Zen Buddhist monk and live-looping artist, Yogetsu Akasaka. He live streams on YouTube. This is one of many. I could get into some seriously cool meditation to some of these tracks, this one in particular.
Some pics from a few days away in Cornwall on the South West Coast Path, one of the finest walks I have ever experienced (this was my third time I love it so much). Nothing like some gorgeous outdoors by the seaside to combat lockdown malaise, lift the spirits and make you feel alive. The Google Map plots the exact route, places to stay, eat and drink, etc.Continue reading “Hiking adventures to combat lockdown malaise”
Yuval Noah Harari, author of Sapiens and Homo Deus, among others, makes a powerful commencement speech in this recent video. As a Dharma Hacker I subscribe to the view that we are hackable. It’s how its done and to what end that is important. Some more thoughts on that and the video, in addition to what I have already written.Continue reading “Hacking humans – welcome to the new frontier”
I want to say something. It seems that to stay silent makes one complicit. And yet…Continue reading “Pay attention, learn and love – a #blm statement”
There are certain days which seem to cry out to be filled – mornings that plead for action – the atmosphere vibrant with expectancy and high, heroic challenge, and this was such a morning.From Mr Pye by Mervyn Peake – Filed under Literature/Poetry/Prose
Life [exists] only because of a myriad of synchronicities that bring us to this particular place at this particular moment. In return for such a gift, the only sane response is to glitter in reply.Robin Wall Kimmerer – filed under inspiration/death