Escaping the tyranny of the team Paid Members Public
Team work can be creative and fulfilling. But some tasks are better done alone. Can we design offices to allow that?
Home or Office: pick your discipline Paid Members Public
Working from home, versus corporate office life [https://opendor.wordpress.com/2015/01/05/working-from-home/]: > Discipline. Everyone talks about how much discipline you need to work at home. But how much discipline does it take to go to the same strange city office every day, for all the hours of
The price of the four-day weekend Paid Members Public
I sometimes underestimate just how different the life I choose to live is. I can often work where I want – like the coffee shop I’m sat in right now. I have a lot of freedom to pick and choose the people I work with – and have taken satisfaction is
Man meets hospital. Survives. Paid Members Public
Life has a way of throwing you curveballs. And by “curveballs”, I mean a visit to hospital via paramedics and an ambulance. While I’m all for new experiences, this was not one I found particularly thrilling, especially the moments spent laying on gurney, wondering if the brief goodbye I’
Why I do very little freelance writing these days Paid Members Public
So, I filed some copy the best part of seven weeks ago. I don’t do much traditional journalism freelance any more – and pretty much all the work I do choose to do is as an expert commenter, or where I’m give pretty much free reign. This one set
And...back Paid Members Public
[https://i1.wp.com/www.onemanandhisblog.com/content/images/2013/09/berlin-bar.jpg] Right now, I’m in the foothills of the most scarily busy phase of my consulting life since a few weeks back at the beginning of the year. My diary is looking pretty solid, bar a few
Moments from One Man's life Paid Members Public
[https://i0.wp.com/www.onemanandhisblog.com/content/images/2013/04/devonian-views.jpg] Once in a while, I miss the regularity and routine of the corporate job. That’s not my life any more, though, and recent weeks have sent in my life into something of a spiral of complexity.
A silence, and an anniversary... Paid Members Public
Apologies for the sudden outbreak of silence around here – look on it as the lull before the storm, if you like. This week is likely to be quiet, as I’m deep in a deadline crunch or five, with Hazel’s christening and a trip to Paris [http://www.onemanandhisblog.