Sticky Notes of Thoughts

…because some thoughts are worth remembering

On Anti-goals (or non-goals)

We are obsessed with goals. Whether it’s identifying your personal True North or setting a corporate big hairy audacious goal, there are books written about it. There are techniques to … Continue reading

October 9, 2018 · Leave a comment

On Games: Unmask

There is no short cut to team building. What if you need to a small group of people who haven’t spent much time together (if at all) to come together … Continue reading

October 4, 2018 · Leave a comment

On Concept Vocabulary: Diversity and Inclusion Related Words

I see Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) work to be culture work. Like setting the culture you want for your startups, you must be deliberate and start early if you want … Continue reading

October 3, 2018 · Leave a comment

On Concept Vocabulary: Diversity & Inclusion (and importance of holding space, and avoiding secondary trauma)

The word “diversity” seems to appear more frequently now in conversations and in the media. It is often coupled with the lesser used word, “inclusion”, as a similar cousin of … Continue reading

October 3, 2018 · Leave a comment

On Concept Vocabulary: Precautionary Principle

It seems natural to not want to introduce objects or procedures into our lives that might cause us harm. To go step beyond and state that we should not allow … Continue reading

November 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

Zen and Buckminster Fuller

One of the quotes I used for my signature file was “I am not a thing—a noun. I seem to be a verb, an evolutionary process—an integral function of the … Continue reading

October 24, 2016 · 1 Comment

On Snapping Out

There is wisdom in snapping out of a negative narrative we continue to develop about something that happened, a hostile conversation that’s lost its purpose, mindless eating where consuming food … Continue reading

October 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

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
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