Disruptive Investments: What VCs Won’t Tell You

Image: Wikipedia

Image: Wikipedia

Investors are on the hunt. Be veeewy, veewy quiet they’re hunting the latest investor passion: fractional armadillo shares. You read that right. For non-Texans reading this post, we’re not talking about the animal most commonly seen dead by the side of the road.

An investment vehicle called an armadillo is . . . → Read More: Disruptive Investments: What VCs Won’t Tell You

Practical fashion magic: intern mentoring in the field (updated!)

Attractive young lady comes into a coffee shop in a short black cocktail gown and bright red heels at 8:30 am on a Friday morning. Shortly after she’s joined by a gent. What cross-disciplinary insights can we glean from this picture? As we mentor and coach our cadre of interns this summer, . . . → Read More: Practical fashion magic: intern mentoring in the field (updated!)

How to reach out to peeps & not be Spammy Sammy

Before I even get into the content of this post I want to give homage to the Zurb Soapbox which featured Joe Gebbia, co-founder of AirBNB, with his vital, timely and relevant message to all techies: Do Things That Don’t Scale.

Now on to our show. One of my peeps has armadillo . . . → Read More: How to reach out to peeps & not be Spammy Sammy

Learn, Review, Teach as a model for Discipline, Humility and Service

On Tuesday week (for future readers 26 Feb 2013), I had the most delightful experience helping 8 ladies of the Handmade Austin Women’s group (HAW) embrace the practical steps of moving their businesses forward with the 19 Days to Business Intimacy framework. The pilot session of Now to Then & Back Again™ . . . → Read More: Learn, Review, Teach as a model for Discipline, Humility and Service

Writing the Future 15 Seconds at a Time – updated!

Revised 03Mar2014

The word “calamus,” from ancient Greek, refers to the reed used as a spice, as well as the hard part of a feather quill used to create pen tips. To adapt and extend the 15 second encounter concept first articulated by Jan Carlzon, former CEO of SAS Airlines: we . . . → Read More: Writing the Future 15 Seconds at a Time – updated!

Reflections on Connecticut shooting

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 . . . → Read More: Reflections on Connecticut shooting

Nail Holes

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 . . . → Read More: Nail Holes

Soft Launch of the 19 Ways™ of Personal Productivity Series

Cover image for 19 Days: A Fortnight Plus Five

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 . . . → Read More: Soft Launch of the 19 Ways™ of Personal Productivity Series

Keeping work playful – updated!

Faith, Friendship, Finances as the 3 dimensions of building your business

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 often built through shared experience. These truths weave together beautifully for the success of this publishing project our partnership has launched in Romania. . . . → Read More: Keeping work playful – updated!

A New View of Wayfinding

3 intersecting planes in a 3-axis framework

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 . . . → Read More: A New View of Wayfinding

A walk in the forest…

Systems Thinking teaches us how to scale our perspective to study the forest or the trees, while Systems Engineering tells us what to do with the data we find.

Visitors: Where in the World?