This Week @ Portigal

It’s the last day of March…

  • I’m in the office on a Monday morning for the first time in forever. I’m not planning any travel for about two weeks, which is quite nice
  • I’m looking at a huge stack of transcripts from the last few weeks of fieldwork, reading through them and marking up bits and pieces that will accrue into key takeaways for my client. We’re planning both a presentation and a follow-on workshop and although there’s a ton to do to get ready for it, I’m really looking forward to it.
  • Assuming the paperwork goes through, I will be starting a small project coaching a team through the synthesis and ideation process for some research they’ve already done.
  • I’m also talking with a few different organizations about work in the US and overseas. That means some time to spend in conversations, planning projects, writing proposals, reaching out to my network of contractors, and so on.
  • I spend a lot of time last week (as frequently happens) coaching people through various stages of their own practices. So it’s nice that this week that a colleague and friend will be kicking off a project helping me look at Portigal Consulting at this stage of its existence (since 2001!) and consider how to evolve and grow.
  • I’m hoping to hear today or tomorrow about a near-term conference workshop slot overseas. I will certainly announce here if we decide to go forward.
  • On the town this week: On Friday, I’ll be hearing Kristian Simsarian talk about Meaning First: Let’s Humanize Technology.
  • Ten years gone: From March 2004 – Cameron Crowe archive, Wrecked Exotics, Goodbye Googie, Family Circus Decon.
  • What we’re consuming: Kathleen Hanna, Men Oh ramen, Malia and Me, Lee Moses.


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