The world’s got problems. Poverty, sickness, violence, crime, exploitation, and countless other bad things exist. They are not good. What more, their very existence is a red flag that something must be done. But what? No matter your politics or philosophy, most of us would agree making the world a better place is a desireable goal. Where we all […]
From the Sermon on the Mount comes the story of the Mote and the Beam. A refresher: 1 Judge not, that ye be not judged. 2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. 3 And why beholdest thou the […]
If you’ve been reading along lately, you picked up on the fact that last week was my last at Google. And this week was my first at FullStory.
It’s been a shade under seven years working here at Google in Atlanta; the longest I’ve worked anywhere. Today is my last day.
The expression “canary in a coal mine” originates from coal miners using canaries as a kind of early warning system. The miners would take the birds into the mine and periodically check-in on their status. The delicate canaries were more susceptible to gases like carbon monoxide, so if they suddenly stopped moving, miners would be […]
Channeling Clayton Christensen’s Jobs-to-be-done frame, I’ve started thinking about my daily default decisions. What is the job I need done by [fill-in the blank]? It’s a useful exercise.
It’s can’t be connection if it leaves you alone.
David D. Friedman had a thought-provoking post over over the weekend — Middlemen, Specialization and Birthday Parties. Therein he talks about how specialization and division of labor have allowed for us to cheaply outsource various aspects of our lives that were formerly almost necessarily DIY. Below is an example I can relate to now that […]
It takes mundane, often boring, always repetitive practice. And often a whole lot of it. We learn by doing and not by thinking. This strikes me as relevant to mastering any skill, and reminds me of George Leonard’s “Mastery” (a bit of a summary of Mastery can be found by Todd Becker, who prompted me […]
Prior to working out, walked probably a mile-and-a-half with the wife. Today, did this Turbulence Training a.k.a. Craig Ballantyne cardio circuit called the “Crazy 8 bodyweight 300 cardio circuit” – C8B300 for short. It’s billed as a cardio workout and reminds me a lot of the more cardio-aimed CrossFit workouts: The spider-man routines are totally new to […]