Blogging in 2015: Mindfulness, Technology and Org Culture

It’s 2015! This year, I’m going to look to post again regularly here on the blog. If you’re keen to do the same, or perhaps have made a resolution to ‘blog more’ in 2015, then this great Blogging 101 class being run by The Daily Post may be right up your alley. I’m going to do it and am already looking forward to it. It starts on Monday the 5th.

However, this time I’m going to do something a little different. I’d like to share today that I’m going to focus more of my writing on particular areas. I’ve even Skitch’ed up a little Venn Diagram to outline my thoughts so far.


Last year, I thought a lot about the idea of the craftsman – a person so deeply engaged in what they’re passionate about that their work product just flows. It caused me to reflect on my ‘craft.’ Needless to say, I’m still exploring what that is. Perhaps I always will. But for now, I’m focusing a lot of my energy on these three topics. So it makes sense to start writing and sharing more about them here.


I’ve been writing about this for a while, and my take on this topic will often bounce around a variety of different topics. Yesterday’s post, whilst not explicitly about it, touched on a lot of aspects of how I think about Mindfulness and my continued attempts to be more mindful. Expect topics like meditation, GTD and habit building.

Org(anisational) Culture

I’m fascinated by this topic and have mostly pursued it in different guises through my career so far. I love talking and thinking about how people, teams and whole organisations can become more responsive to their staff, partners and customers by being more connected. More engaged and aware. The old saying ‘culture eats strategy for breakfast’ resonates a lot with me and I want to keep learning about it here. Expect topics like Holacracy, Integral Theory, holding better meetings, remote work, coworking and the ideas of The Responsive Org.


I’ve now been playing with social technologies, mostly, for about 7-9 years and a lot has changed in that time. I love being in the ‘tech’ industry and the pace in which it changes. I’ve especially loved being first at Yammer and now at Microsoft in that time, which has given me the chance to directly work with our customers to help them understand how technology is fast becoming the best way to affect an organisations culture and its people’s mindfulness. Expect things here about the industry in general, startups and how cloud, mobile and social networking continue to change how we live our lives.

So, welcome to 2015! I’d love to know what you’d like to hear me write about. If you have any topics or ideas for me please send me a message on CoTap.Me/stevehopkins or on Twitter.

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