It’s easy to make them… ORGANIC FRESH SUSTAINABLE LOCAL There are plenty of things where we can choose to control multiple variables. It’s just a matter of choosing which things and then doing it.
I was talking with someone about “Chinese Food.” We talked about American “Chinese” dishes and dishes that are actually from China. I’ve only had a handful of authentic Chinese dishes. Some were passed down in my family from my Chinese grandmother. Another was a simple meal with a grad student from abroad. And then a […]
One hiring strategy that scales. This is from Michael Lang. Here’s one thing I’ve learned that works great. Grow slow in beginning to grow faster later. This is my formula for building great IT teams: In the beginning do this: a) hire someone, indoctrinate them with your values/expectations and coach/prep them to onboard the next person. […]
The jumbled up mess in your own head might be completely clear to someone who is not you. Perspective is a great thing. Sometimes it needs to come from other people.
On our own, we all have a measure of self awareness. We gauge our abilities, potentials, contributions and places where we missed the mark. Good teams and friendships expand how we see. It’s like we let others borrow our iris. The new angles open up considerations of possibilities to come. They also challenge us dig in a […]
A small A/B test in 1:1 interactions. Test 1: Say hi to a person while you walk past them. Test 2: Say hi to a person, but stop before you do (even if it’s just for a moment). Reflection: What difference did it make to you? To the other person? In what contexts can you change […]
The market doesn’t care how you feel about it. That thing. You know, that idea that you think is so great. But, the market can tell you if you’re right at this moment about whether the market cares. An example from songwriting: You might think you have a hit song. But how do you know? Release […]
I’ve heard many people argue about systems vs. goals. But maybe it’s both/and. Perhaps you set a goal. But to get to that goal you have to use systems. Or you develop a system of operation and eventually you then hit milestones that others might perceive as goals. Or maybe there’s something else entirely like […]
I’m realizing that most important work I do (and the most valued work) requires a couple simple things: Care Paying Attention Care: Care about my clients, the work, how I go about the work, care enough to learn and grow. Pay Attention: Notice things, dig deeper, be aware of what is happening in the moment. […]