Philosophy

Why Your Board Needs A Chief Philosophy Officer

There seems to be numerous types of ‘Chiefs’ for all the corporate ‘Indians’ of the modern workplace these days. Some of the different types are listed below, but what has caught my attention recently is that businesses in France, and even Google in the US, have begun hiring in-house philosophers as the next ‘Chief’ of… Continue reading Why Your Board Needs A Chief Philosophy Officer

Existentialism

What did Marshall McLuhan mean when he said ‘The medium is the message’?

It's the phrase all communication people love to quote - The Medium is the Message. But do you really know what McLuhan meant when he said this? In reality, his meaning was quite existential and incredibly fascinating, as explored below. McLuhan described technology as the 'inner trip'; the new Orientalism of the Western world. He saw… Continue reading What did Marshall McLuhan mean when he said ‘The medium is the message’?

Business

Do Internal Communication practitioners really understand their audience?

Short answer, no. Long answer, here's why: In my career-to-date, four years of my life were spent in dedicated internal communication roles. I am now somewhat on 'the other side of the fence' as I research, teach and consult about the role of digital technology inside of workplace contexts. When I was emerged in the… Continue reading Do Internal Communication practitioners really understand their audience?

Philosophy

The language of love

Today is February 14, otherwise known as Valentine's Day. Regardless of its origins and history, we tend to regard today as a celebration of love, predominately romantic love. Given that this entire blog is dedicated to existentialism and philosophical ideals, it seems relevant to quote the ingenious words of Haddaway and ask – What is… Continue reading The language of love

Existentialism

What’s the Meaning of Life?

A few years ago I read the now infamous book by Victor Frankl, 'Man's search for Meaning'. Frankl was himself a psychiatrist by trade, but he was also a survivor of the holocaust having spent 3 years of his life in various concentration camps. Frankl's book is about his experiences in such camps and of his… Continue reading What’s the Meaning of Life?

Philosophy

Enough of the ‘STEM’ obsession: We need more philosophers

This post is in reference to an article I recently read. The world is based on differences of opinion. What matters most is not what you think, but how you think. At the core of its practice, wonder is the beginning of philosophy; the questioning of what it means to be human, and the critical… Continue reading Enough of the ‘STEM’ obsession: We need more philosophers