Commit – My Planner Rollercoaster

“What motivates our investment in goals and planning for the future, much of the time, isn’t any sober recognition of the virtues of preparation and looking ahead. Rather, it’s something much more emotional: how deeply uncomfortable we are made by feelings of uncertainty.” – Oliver Burkeman Thank you much to Generalissimo Joanne of For the Love … More Commit – My Planner Rollercoaster

Legroom (Part 1 of 3) – Now Boarding Cubeopolis

What would (or do) cubesters pay for “calculated misery”? Tim Wu @superwuster, you are this Anthrocubeologist’s current accidental muse. You have inspired me to think about the calculated misery of the workspace by cubesters’ choices. I unexpectedly(!) thought of this question while reading an article about airline fees – Why Airlines Want to Make You … More Legroom (Part 1 of 3) – Now Boarding Cubeopolis

Reboot – Let Go

PROMPT. Let Go. What (or whom) did you let go of this year? Why?* For now, I let go of the traditional cubicle grid that I have affectionately called “cubeopolis” since 2007. This post is part of Reverb – 2014 Reboot. In 1994, I started my own environmental management consulting practice. After 13 (happy) years of … More Reboot – Let Go

Reboot – Wonder

PROMPT. How did you cultivate a sense of wonder in your life this year?* I quit my job in April (over here) after giving notice in later March 2014. This post is part of Reverb – 2014 Reboot. “I wonder what’s next?” followed suit, you know – similar to when one enters or leaves prison (I … More Reboot – Wonder

Reboot – One Word

PROMPT. Encapsulate the year 2014 in one word. Explain why you are choosing that word. Now imagine it is one year from today, what would you like the word to be that captures 2011 for you?* My year 2014 is encapsulated in one word – SHIFT. This post is part of my Reverb – 2014 Reboot. Shift … More Reboot – One Word