Tag: Creativity

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Pathways for Creative Leadership

After reading Titles are Toxic by Rands I remembered a document I wrote while I was still at Mozilla. I asked for anonymous contributions from other employees at Mozilla, then wrote this piece around what other creative leaders had described. It’s time to get these thoughts into the open: The problem: Traditional advancement benefits are things like salary increases or… Read more →

2015 and done.

Here’s my reflective post for 2015: 2015 was crap. On to the resolutions: I didn’t make any except to clean up the kitchen, and I accomplished that task on January 1st. I am not resolving to do or be or learn anything. I’m not writing a checklist of books to read or habits to start. I’m not optimizing my morning,… Read more →


The No Tech School

Here’s an idea: let’s all move to Colonial Williamsburg and churn some butter. Or maybe we should all buy horses. Wait, wait, I’ve got an idea: let’s head to the landfill, dig out all the Walkmans that landed there and listen to Quiet Riot cassettes after cuffing our jeans and writing our pen pals that we met at camp that… Read more →

Disconnecting to Reconnect

You might have noticed my Internet avoidance lately? I’ve been taking some time. I’ve been trying to figure out who I am now versus who I was last year or five years ago. I’ve been doing that “what does it all mean?” thing. That “What’s really important to me?” thing. I’ve been avoiding you folks like the plague. Oh, and… Read more →

What’s next for Laura?

TL;DR My last day at Mozilla already happened, but I’m still me. I bring together disparate things to foster learning, spread openness and design for participation. I’m a creative generalist who likes to make stuff, and I’m open to exploring opportunities. About 5.5 years ago I took a broken dream to the first Mozilla Festival (at the time it was… Read more →


OHM 2013 Part 1

Over the last five days, I’ve been in the Netherlands at the OHM Festival with 3500 hackers, makers and like-minded activists to hack together, learn from one another and try to understand the various perspectives that make up Hacker Culture. I went with a couple colleagues from the MDN to run a few workshops and get a feel for this… Read more →