These visual thoughts are usually a result of a conversation, stumbling across a blog post or someone tweeting some verbiage at me. All these images are available for use under a Creative Commons licence - I’m always interested to hear how you used them.

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Meeting around a document

What’s the agenda of your meeting? Is it to say clever things – or to build clever things. If you’re serious of collaboratively building something, and want to give everyone an equitable voice, consider meeting around a document instead of a table – it’s a completely different (and more productive) experience…

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Mocial skills…

Sheesh! Is there anything more annoying than someone who doesn’t know how to turn off the clicky noise their phone makes as they type? I sound like my parents. In fact, if they were still around, they’d probably be committing this crime like the best of them…

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The Hunch

How little we know of the opportunities life has ahead of us.

I often follow my hunch – that warm fuzzy feeling compelling me to go in a particular direction. I need to know some stuff – but not too much – otherwise I’d talk myself out of it.

Who knows where it might lead?

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Different isn’t wrong

When I lived in Tanzania, I had to keep reminding myself of this. So much of what felt wrong was simply cultural. This mantra probably features highly in “how to achieve stuff with a bunch of people who aren’t like you”, if someone would actually take the trouble to write it…

Pretty simple — but ultimately liberating, I found.

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Pull yourself together

In the last couple of years I’ve increasingly reflected on my own mental health, and those of the people I work with. I’ve realised how little I know. So when I stumbled across this blog post by Julia Skinner, this thought jumped out of the page and hit me on the head…

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The wall

The wall is high, but it’s constructed by our own selves. To be good at anything requires practice. We all know this – or do we?

Hold out your hands and give someone a foot up, so at least they can catch a glimpse of what’s on the other side…

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Remix

We are nodes on a network. We’re influenced by others. We, in turn, can influence others. Our creations contain flavours and mixes of whatever has gone before, for who bakes a cake without any ingredients?

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Notice and wonder

My nose is running and my coffee is dribbling and I’m wondering if these two occurrences could be related. Wondering, always wondering. The more I wonder, the more I notice. The more I notice, the more I wonder…

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An umbrella of experiments

A friend challenged me this week on where my newsletter was going. Admittedly, I have no idea. It was meant to be an experiment, though — an umbrella for experiments, if you will…

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