radical transparency

Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis maxim that sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants was first published in a 1913 Harper’s Weekly article. Funny how I had always heard that to my mom and my grandmom, even if in a literal sense* (something which, by the way, seems not to be 100% accurate). A similar relationship could […]

one at a time

For the last 30-40 years we have been sold the idea that technology allowed us to multitask (do more than one thing simultaneously) and be more productive: technology allowed us to take a phone call while we were browsing the web searching for information while we were downloading a presentation to our computer while we […]

re-invent yourself, often

Lifetime loyalty to a company (or shushinkoyou) used to be a tenet of Japanese culture. It traces back to the 1920s, when lifetime employment policies were officially enacted since they were believed to engender a bottom-to-top and top-to-bottom mutuality of corporate mission. Those habits intensified after World War II, when Japan faced a labor shortage and, […]