I’m likely to date myself here, but when I first worked for a large organization, one of the most important documents one could be given was the organization chart. The chart made sense of the organization, in this case a large corporation. It demonstrated order, logic, rationality, and control. It provided a compass or map, […]
Few associate our work with beauty. It’s one of the reasons, perhaps the primary reason, we fail to see poetry at work. No beauty, no poetry.
The conventional American wisdom is that poets “must be people out of the ordinary; they must be strong, even eccentric individuals.” In other words, Walt Whitman fits our preconceived notions; Wallace Stevens, corporate lawyer, does not.
We celebrated the first Poetry at Work Day all a-Twitter with work poems. A few highlights from the day.
Need a few poems to read for Poetry at Work Day, or any day at all? Check out these 10 great poems about work. Then maybe write a few of your own.
The best in poetry (and poetic things), this week with Seth Haines. 1 Art Brian Hirschy is a good friend and a grand photographer. Last weekend we were discussing the state of photography and how the iPhone has become a useful tool in the photographer’s gear bag. With its high resolution capabilities and the development of […]
A few years ago, I was responsible for a fairly large team, and we needed help in writing. I had heard a poet speak at a writer’s conference, and was completely taken by his passion for writing, words, and language. So I invited him to be our guest speaker for a seminar. People on other […]
Rhyming, according to Kawasaki, is serious business.
Allowing the science of complexity — and the poetic tradition — to play out naturally in the maze of business might take a little trust.
There’s an equal place in the psyche for both strategy and soul.
How can you give oxygen to the fire of your creative soul in business?
How has fear kept you from tapping into your creative soul, in business or in life?
Finding the best in poetry and poetic endeavors.
I have no business writing poetry. I am a corporate executive whose days are filled with calculus and quantifications.