Guides + Primers
A collection of 31 posts
The Insider - October 2022
The radical choice to take a sabbath every week
One of life’s great joys and surprises is to continue to discover delightful new parts of the people we think we know best.
To constantly live at the edge of our sincerity is to deny the seasonality of ourselves.
Our relationship to time
What kind of approach to time does this moment call for?
It’s far easier to police performance than it is to inspire performance.
Trust in Virtual Spaces
Is remote work slowing the accrual of trust?
On the Medium and the Message
The medium dictates the message in collaborative, organizational spaces.
Returning Home, The Future of Work
Officing with my dad
The Insider - August 2022 (Future of Work edition)
On our obsession with productivity, the medium & the message, and trust in virtual spaces.
That Peculiar Infinity
Lessons in humility.
New Course on the 4-Day Workweek
Releasing an online course that guides leaders through a comprehensive, step-by-step process to design, plan, pilot, and evaluate a 4-Day Workweek
To be a constructionist in an era of deconstructionism.
The Insider - June 2022
On crypto frontiers, servant leadership, regenerative work, and father-son trips.
On Letting Go
Walking out of the Uncharted office for the last time.
The Burnout Age
When we credit burnout to busy seasons or to remote work or the pandemic, we’re letting ourselves off the hook.
Our society is simultaneously characterized by wildly disproportionate accountability for trivial transgressions and zero accountability for profound institutional failure.
The more short-term our thinking, the easier we are to manipulate
The Insider - May 2022
On social enterprise funding models, social media, burnout, and letting go and moving on from Uncharted.
Uncharted Insider - April 2022 (Special Edition)
Uncharted has merged with Common Future
Uncharted Insider - March 2022
On 10 years in
Wisdom of the Desert
When we slow down to notice the details, we find the truth.
The Hidden Benefits of a 4-Day Workweek
The 4-day workweek challenges vague top-down norms of what a workweek should be with specific bottom-up data about what inputs lead to the most important outputs, shifting power from boss to employee.
Considering de-centering our anthropocentric worldviews
Witnessing Distant Wars
Perhaps we are never more alive when we are conscious of both how little power we have and how much power we have. Perhaps it matters not how we calculate our power, but simply that we bring our bravery to this harsh world.
Uncharted Insider - February 2022
On witnessing distant wars, the challenges of anthropocentrism in the climate fight, the unexpected benefits of the 4-day workweek, and the details of the desert.