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Giving titles meaning

Published 12m ago -

Titles are not credentials. They help describe the responsibilities of an individual to facilitate success. The secret is that people decide what other people should be titled. It is in this unseen step that the train comes off the track. So, what do we do abo... More »

Cheap, fast and running on empty

Published 5y ago -

In high school I worked at a local quick-printer in town and among the many lessons was the relationship between cost, time and quality. My guess is if you have ever worked in a service job this is not a new concept. Wikipedia talks about it as the project man... More »

Staying sober drinking kool-aid

Published 6y ago -

I keenly remember interviewing with IBM for a job right out of college. Hampshire College is young, progressive, change-the-world, do-good kind of place, and IBM was an institution with history that conjured up visuals of white shirts, suits, computers that we... More »

Traveling the last mile with next wave generation

Published 7y ago -

Technologist types geek out on their art like few other professionals. The closest sibling is the research scientist that is pursuing truth because of the common belief that someone should. Leadership is often seen in the form of creating and communicating vis... More »

Setting the stage for insight

Published 8y ago -

Jonah Lehrer’s post this past Friday, Dreaming and Remembering, shares research around the role dreams play in sorting, consolidating and strengthening memories. In a New York Times post from March, Lehrer relates an experiment from Jan Born that showed... More »

Life is not a dress rehearsal

Published 8y ago -

Work has been running full speed on the Bonneville Salt Flats for so long that lifting my foot slightly off the gas made me realized my leg was asleep. Every day we wake up is one where we can choose to be greater, help others be greater and hopefully shape a ... More »

A lesson on reality from a call girl

Published 8y ago -

One of the many things people can do to sustain a high-performing work life, is to care about what they do. This shifts the energy we usually reserve for our life and moves it to the workplace. It makes a significant difference in an individual’s abilit... More »

Secrets are ment to be shared

Published 8y ago -

Never say no to someone that is looking for a mentor. Most of the time, the limitation is not your time, but the ability of the protégé to consume the coaching and advice you impart. Almost always there is time between when you listen and share to when t... More »

Creating happiness by doing what you love

Published 8y ago -

Artists are great teachers of doing what you love. Their success is determined by the demand for their work – viewed or purchased. They often struggle financially and with the fine line of being commercial while staying true to their vision. These chall... More »

The state of the art is falling short of dreams

Published 8y ago -

Among the publications of Moses King is a curious postcard titled N.Y.  11 Future New York “The city of skyscrapers”. John Timberman Newcomb, teacher at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, wrote a piece titled The Footprint of the Twent... More »