Patrick

Obsessively curious. Assembling ideas for sentiers.media, @e180 and @thealpinereview. Collaborating with clients as Thought Partner.

Recently In The Churn

Or the new normal, the jackpot, super density. The GOP candidate for President of the USA says he won’t recognize the result of the election. Terrorists used a drone to film their attack on an Afghan army base. Hackers used millions of appliances to take down a huge chunk of the internet. Google becomes even […]

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Stalled

The problem with trying to write every day is that you need something to write about. Yes, technically people doing such a method usually say to just “sit and write” but I’m not trying to get in the habit of journaling [1], I’m trying to get better at writing [2] and restart a blogging habit. […]

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Apple Car

It seems to be pretty much a done deal that Apple is working on a car and signs are pointing to something coming out in 2019. I haven’t paid that much attention to it but around the types of topics I’m interested in it’s pretty hard to not at least catch a glimpse of the […]

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Weird Standards

For the last few years, when drinking coffee I’ve gone from mostly drinking lattes to mostly drinking “allongés” (long espressos). In that post latte phase, I didn’t pay attention much to foam / steamed milk density, quantity, and type. Things that 3rd wave coffee shops (where most of my coffee drinking occurs) are a bit […]

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They Pull Me Back In Again

I’m writing this later than usual because I’ve been setting up my new iPhone 7. For the last two and a half years I was using a Nexus 5 with Android and liked it quite a bit, I had no real issues with it, other than the kind of shit camera, which is especially annoying […]

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Life Timeline

I’ve had this idle thought in the back of my mind for a few weeks. Haven’t thought of it that much and I’ve certainly done no research but it’s come to mind regularly; a “life timeline app.” Kind of like those historical timelines where you see periods, how they overlap, when medieval times end, when […]

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85 Days

A couple of weeks ago I read an article by Jory MacKay about what he was going to do with the last 99 days of the year. Two of the things he’ll do stood out; writing and mindfulness. Very unoriginal stuff for people who read productivity / creativity kind of blogs but still, very appropriate […]

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Some kind of commoning thing

Last Friday I was doing my “chronique” at CIBL and I spoke about the article Urban commons have radical potential – it’s not just about community gardens which goes along a conversation I’ve been having with Jon and Josée about a potential project to “surface” more of the ideas and discussions around the commons broadly […]

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IoT Future and UX

Two excellent slidedecks about the Internet of Things. First by Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino, one I would say is foresight and business oriented. The changing nature of things: the present and future of connected products. from Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino And the second by Claire Rowland, about the complexity and challenges of designing IoT products. UX for the internet […]

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Retour sur le premier café socio-tech

Ce matin avait lieu le premier café socio-tech, un petit retour sur les sujets. Je ne sais pas quelles étaient les attentes des autres mais de mon côté c’est ce que je visais, un total de 7 personnes, engagées (la plupart du temps) dans une même conversation et beaucoup de connaissances autour de la table. […]

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Premier café socio-tech

Il y a quelques mois j’avais mentionné l’idée d’organiser un café «socio-tech» un vendredi matin de temps à autres. Quelques semaines malade, des conflits d’horaire et l’idée de ne pas faire ça le même matin que les Creative Mornings m’ont retardé mais, avec le printemps, je relance l’idée. C’est très simple : pas de présentation, […]

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Career Hybrids

Article written during a client contract which I can share here. I’m usually interested in hybrids across the board, i.e. spaces, organizations and people. In this case I was asked to focus on hybrid careers. Chances are that if you’ve heard the term “hybrid” in the last few years, it was in reference to a […]

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Back in time

Back in early 2014 I worked on a couple of content projects for a client, some of it was finished, some not but more importantly the thing as a whole was scrapped at the very end somewhat abruptly. A year later, I’ve managed to get permission to publish most of it here and finally decided […]

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Update, a Unit and Coffee

Last year I gave a couple of tries at getting back into blogging, not super successful so far but I’m trying again, starting with another update. As I’ve mentioned before, I am now going forward with a new service offering, which is slow going but I closed 2014 with a couple of good contracts and […]

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The (IOT) Revolution Will Not Be Televised

My friend Alex has an excellent set of slides which serves as a great intro to the Internet of Things (IoT) and covers a lot of ground. (Her whole Slideshare account is a gold mine of IoT stuffs.) The (IOT) Revolution Will Not Be Televised from Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino

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