I try to remember that not all my ideas are great. If anything, most are not, and that applies to most people. Even great ideas don’t always get implemented, due to politics, poor marketing, poor timing, and more, but perhaps mostly due to it being really hard to tell which ideas are great until after […]Read more "Not All Ideas Are Great and Not All Great Ideas Get Implemented"
I’m writing this on Monday as I’ve been thinking about the year and what I’d like to do next year. More than ever I appreciate that plans and lists are important, but so is the ability and willingness to adapt as things change, A once a quarter plan/review has worked reasonably well for me. I […]Read more "Closing Out 2014"
I finished reading Ghost of My Father by Scott Berkun over the holiday weekend. It’s an intense read about the authors relationship with his father and the impact his father had on the entire family through behavior ranging from affairs to indifference to put downs. It’s about the part of growing up where you see […]Read more "Review: Ghost of My Father"
Fathers Day coincided with the family vacation this year and maybe more than some years I had the time to think a little on being a father. Thinking about the gleeful giggle of my oldest daughter when you she sees through my tricks and the devious and delightful cackle of my youngest daughter when she […]Read more "Reflections On Fathers Day"
That’s the first thing I heard when I answered the phone recently. I was working on an change I needed to make, missed a call, called back (thinking it might be related to the change) and no one answered, then they called back again. It went something like this: Me: Hello. Caller: You broke my […]Read more "You Broke My Tail Light"
I use Pocket for saving some stuff. It works well from Feedly when I see something I know I’ll want to look at again (or just later). I’m sure I don’t use it as much as I should or could, but I’m strangely slow to adopt tools sometimes – it will become natural and work […]Read more "Pocket's Most Popular"
Ever say “one more minute” while working on something and then realize 30 minutes have gone by? My daughter has caught on to this – during a recent trip to the bookstore she wanted me to come look at something and I said “one more minute”. How long is a minute she asked? I said […]Read more "One More Minute"
I’m not sure what put this phrase in my head, though I think in part it came from various posts by Seth Godin, and it represents something – a doubt maybe – about whether I’m doing enough. I think of myself as fairly conservative when it comes to taking risks. Others might not agree, but […]Read more "Failing to Overreach"
Saw this post by Seth Godin on Stages of the Game. Interesting, I identified with it – I’m competitive, and competing means understanding the rules and sometimes playing the boundaries. Calling it a game doesn’t, in my view at least, trivialize the effort and impact of trying to win. Winning, in the context of every […]Read more "Stages of the Game?"
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