Reflections on Connecticut shooting 2

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No words can adequately contain or express the grief born by the parents of those in Friday’s senseless tragedy where the fire of life was snuffed out for 20 children and 8 adults, including the shooter. The technology post I’ve been working on can wait. As I wrote just over a year ago, in Personal ...

Nail Holes

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Been way too long since I’ve made the time to publish to the blog. The sad sack part of it is that I actually have drafts that basically just need the button pushed! Sheez…! So as a birthday present along with the excitement of releasing Enchiridion Texanæ for free! in celebration of the Year of ...

Soft Launch of the 19 Ways™ of Personal Productivity Series

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A new book, 19 Days: A Fortnight Plus Five, should soft-launch by Thursday, to co-incide with the US Bishops “Fortnight for Freedom,” see fortnight4freedom.org. Soft-launch means that we’re going to follow a lean startup process for the book, to invite comments from interested readers, prior to final release in hardcopy. While I don’t promise to ...

Keeping work playful – updated! 1

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Einstein is quoted as saying “Love is a better teacher than duty.” John Anderson extended that to “Memorization is a function of duty; knowledge comes only from love.” We are hard-wired to be people of community, it’s in our DNA. No amount of new-agey nonsense can change that. We also know that trust is most ...

A New View of Wayfinding

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We will advance our cause more when we help others figure out where they want to go—and help them get there. In building out the vital intersections between the way we construct our physical world and how those buildings, those structures influence the way we treat each other, books can serve a vital bridge. Even ...

The Risks of Not Learning, Part I 2

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Penny wise, pound foolish has rarely had so direct a demonstration. Let’s say that you’re a director at a large food products company. Imagine the chaos that ensues when deep within the bowels of the organization, an HR troll FIRED your right arm, your executive secretary, your “Man Friday” while you were on Christmas holiday, ...

An Open Letter to the Stanford Selection Committee

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2012 is just starting and I’m snorting like a bull in a rodeo. MBA, Schmembeeaye. One of my twitter friends highlighted a position recently posted at Stanford: The SEED Case Writer is responsible for researching and writing new case studies and teaching notes related to entrepreneurship and the entrepreneurial ecosystem in developing economy countries. Respectfully, ...