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Mike Kujawski | Navigating Digital Disruption Posts

COVID-19 Commercials – A united message or simply a lack of creativity?

You’ve probably seen a few COVID-19 TV commercials by now, maybe even shed a few tears. Empty roads, parked airplanes, deserted cities, playgrounds with no kids, you name it. If the location once had people in it, it is now being shown as empty with some sombre piano music concurrently nourishing our auditory senses and reminding us what we are all missing. Each commercial then shifts gears and moves into a more positive tone, usually mentioning the fact that we are all in this together and encouraging us that the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel will soon be visible. Most end off with thanks and appreciation for our health care workers (well-deserved, of course).

6 not-so-conventional tips for working from home

It’s been quite interesting reading the influx of posts about people adapting to their new reality of working from home as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a consultant running my own business, I’ve been working primarily from home for over a decade now. About 80% of my work time is spent in my home office and the remainder at in-person client meetings, delivering speeches and running workshops. Whenever I’m asked for advice regarding working remotely I always tend to start by mentioning that there is no one-size-fits-all approach. You need to optimize your workspace and workday for you.

Joe Rogan, true crime, and the 2nd podcasting revolution

In 2007 I subscribed to and became a regular listener of my first podcast, Mitch Joel’s Six Pixels of Separation. Since that time, I have listened to thousands of others, spanning a variety of industries and delivery formats (The Tim Ferris Show being one of my all-time favourites). I have discovered that what I personally love most about this medium is how digestible it is on the go (perfect for running or business travel) and how conducive it is to long-form unscripted interviews/conversations (to the point where I sometimes opt to drive instead of fly to see a client if it’s within a 4-hour drive). It’s the latter that fascinates me the most as it contrasts heavily with today’s quick consumption, heavily visual, transient TikTok/Insta culture.