This is a museletter for independent thinkers who find themselves in positions of leadership and/or influence. It’s for those wise enough to know we know nothing—yet smart enough to know we ought sometimes act like we do, in fact, know something.
The Museletter benefits those seeking the wit and ways to better navigate complexity and change (transformation), so as to be a more effective imposter within the mythical ‘future of leadership’. Thusly, this museletter serves as a precursor to wisdom.
If you’re considering subscribing, I daresay you may like to know who I am and what this is all about. <lights wizard pipe>
Who is Dr Fox?
If you already know who I am, please scroll on. If not, then here’s me in a nutshell.
My name is Dr Jason Fox. In another time—before I went rogue—I was an academic researcher and science lecturer (systems and behaviour). Now I masquerade—quite convincingly—as a keynote provocateur, quest-facilitator and wizard advisor. I am the author of a couple of bestselling books—my most recent being How to Lead a Quest—a guidebook for pioneering leaders. At heart, I am a deeply introverted wizard-philosopher on a quest to create a world more curious and kind.
My work sees me oscillate between speaking at large global conferences and working intimately with the senior leadership teams of Fortune 500 and ASX 200 companies, universities, research organisations and social enterprises (see here). I synthesise contemporary thinking in the nebulous domains of quest leadership, metamodern philosophy, motivation design and character development—so as to assist those seeking meaningful progress amidst complexity, ambiguity, paradox and doubt.
I share much of this thinking with you here, in this museletter.
My museletters come to you, via raven, from the quiet and cosy candlelit atelier of my wizard tower, which rests within the heart of an owl-laden dark forest (home to psionic fennec foxes and verdant moss), atop a floating island amidst a hidden pocket of time-space folded deep within the noösphere.
My work tends to resonate with business leaders, thinkers, philosophers, artists (and the various sleeper agents nestled within large enterprises). This may appeal to you if:
you relish in ‘both/and’ paradox—you don’t mind the odd bit of magical realism, ironic sincerity, future nostalgia, true fiction and knowing naïveté;
you enjoy the occasional bout of confounding linguistic periphrasis, and you care about erudition (the cultivation of worldly intelligence without rudeness);
you prefer intellectual honesty to charismatic hucksterism (and you are deeply suspicious of neat narratives, quick fixes and unwavering conviction);
you know that ‘genuine thought leadership’ is suspect and counter-intuitive to conventional narratives—but hoho: you consider it anyway (knowing that—with curiosity, courage and meta-rational wit—you may be able to assimilate such thinking into a form that is both useful and apt);
you are looking to build influence and develop as a leader, knowing full-well how hollow and self-serving this might sound—and yet, humbly: you seek a meaningful equivalent (something I might call ‘character development’); and/or
you likewise seek to create a world more curious and kind.
If some of this sounds like you, then you might like to subscribe. I can’t promise you ‘Instant Ultra Success’—but you may well become much savvier about ‘the future of leadership’ (as seen through the lens of an almost-practical philosopher). Together we shall foray heartily through complexity, ambiguity, paradox and doubt—so as to obtain the freshest, darkest and most dubious fruits of ‘wisdom’ for our combined edification and delight.
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