Sticky Notes of Thoughts

…because some thoughts are worth remembering

On Sticky Notes (revisited)

I have a sticky note pad wherever I go, and beside my bed. Distilling the thoughts enough to be able to articulate them in the limited space of a sticky note … Continue reading

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On Einstein’s Dream and My Grandmother’s Day Dream

I am fortunate to still have a living grandparent. With a bad back and unable to walk much at all, my grandmother is now in a care home. Being over … Continue reading

September 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

On Charity

Jeff Bezos was already a big star back in 2005 when he was the keynote speaker at Churchill Club’s Annual Dinner. Over 10 years ago, and I remember his speech … Continue reading

August 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

On Minimum Viable Instructions

Minimum Viable Product (MVP) is a popular concept in lean startup methodologies where one creates a mockup of the full finished product one envisions with the minimum viable features for … Continue reading

August 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

On “Meta-watching” Political Debates

It seems like every year, the bar of the political debate gets lowered, and this year was no exception. I don’t want to be that “frog that boiled to death” … Continue reading

July 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

On Beyond “The Two Things”

I like the idea of boiling down things to an essence, because you have to know so much and have synthesized the information to be able to do. “The Two Things” … Continue reading

July 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

On Links for Startups & Entrepreneurs

With the advent of the Internet, it is no longer the case that we are missing out on information. We now have the opposite problem of having massive amounts of … Continue reading

July 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

On Social Courage

“It takes courage to be good—social courage—to be honest with yourself, to do things the right way.”      ~Malcolm Gladwell Although the above quote from Malcolm Gladwell’s new podcast Revisionist … Continue reading

July 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

On Personality Tests & Assessments

One of the challenges a new leader finds going into an organization is that s/he has to assess the new environment quickly. Some leaders have an intuitive sense for other … Continue reading

July 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

On Common Problems in a Discipline, a Chekhov’s Gun, and “The Two Things”

I remember being so impressed when a conductor friend of mine (the musical, not the vehicular variety) could tell which parts of a concert I had issues with when he … Continue reading

July 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

On Contradictory Solutions

Here’s a Buddhist saying to remember at the beginning of an action-packed week (that makes you go, “huh?”): “The fastest way from point A to point B is to be … Continue reading

July 11, 2016 · Leave a comment
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