I wear my punk rock, bad ass, have jumped out of a plane and befriended homeless crack heads for an evening of drunken debauchery on my sleeve. Oh yes, my exploits and psychotic adventures are well documented and I am, all the people say, “hard core”. Except that I have to remind myself because I […]continue reading On Being Fearless
You might know, I’m a huge fan of community calls. I LOVE taking regular, designated time to invite people to converse around a theme or a body of work. I find these calls priceless because actually talking to the people you are designing strategies, resources and experiences for is how you build the right strategies, […]continue reading NEW Story Community Call
In the past, I’ve worked to detail what competencies and skills a leader inside the Mozilla community commonly has. For me, the majority of what is included in that framework could be seen as Leadership Competencies more broadly. What’s more, experiencing different kinds of leadership in the past years, both inside Mozilla and outside in […]continue reading Leadership should come with a smile
If all the sand in the Sahara is in the Sahara, and you have a mechanism to measure the exact shape of a single grain of sand, should the anthropomorphic sand try to hide their individual shapes? Of course I think our privacy and security is important. If I didn’t, I wouldn’t be doing 95% […]continue reading Privacy/Security and Bullying
originally posted on Medium I reread what I wrote the other day and wanted to punch myself in the face. “Geez I sound whiny. Maybe I should unpublished that.” “Shut up, self-deprecating voice in my head! I shouldn’t self censor. I should just write, I don’t care what people think.” “Ha! You’re just telling yourself […]continue reading Don’t be so negative!
originally published on Medium Stop. Just stop telling me how I can be a better person. You keep promising I’ll be more productive, more thoughtful, more emotionally intelligent, more calm in the face of adversity. You keep writing about how if I change this thing about myself or that thing about my routines, then I […]continue reading What is your problem? Or is it all in my head?
Last week I spend the majority of my time at Mobiles x Mobilization Camp, an event put on by the MobLab at Greenpeace. This event was designed to start a conversation and spread knowledge around using mobile devices to mobilize people. It was sort of similar to the Open Campaigns Camp I attended in July. […]continue reading Connecting Knowledge
originally posted on Medium How many times have you heard someone talk about creative, productive, prolific writers, artists, thinkers of the past and say something along the lines of “The thing they all have in common is that they show up every day and do the work”? No, they fucking don’t. Some days they cry […]continue reading “They show up every day and do the work”
The last chapter of the Open Organization talks about how a leader in an open community has to be a catalyst: “An agent that provokes or speeds significant change in action.” When I read this definition, say it out loud, reflect on my connotations of this word, I interpret a degree of urgency. I don’t […]continue reading The Calm Catalyst
One of the things I know about open source and open communities is that as much as we want to break down silos, we have to form silos. Networks are complicated, open is messy and there are communities and sub communities and communities of communities…If you think about how complicated a meta view of “Open” […]continue reading Reach outside the silo