A while back I asked Mike Cassidy about his productivity method. Here is what he said: Hey Joel, Here’s my system. I’m sure it’s not the most efficient system in the world, but it works for me. – I have a big list of over 150 todo items in an excel spreadsheet. 2 columns: “date” and […]
She said, “I don’t know how to put them on. You do it!” She is three, and the zipper at the back of her sandals seemed formidable. She forgot that she had put them on by herself a week ago. It would be easier to get someone else to do it. “Well, what would you […]
What makes for better writing? An ostrich might be part of the answer. It is the only building in the country that is dedicated to the craft of writing at the pre-college level. That’s how they describe The Writing House at Interlochen Center for the Arts. What? Yeah. We had to check it out. Because how […]
Just because it’s been uprooted doesn’t mean that the forest has died. Or that the sun has stopped shining. This may be the end. Of something. For now.
I’ve been reading Nilofer Merchant‘s book on the #SOCIALERA. The main point is that “Traditional Strategy” is dead. For example, one shift is that organizations can’t behave like 800 lbs. gorillas who use a single driving strategy to dominate a given space – and then expect to hold their place in the market for decades. […]
When I was a kid I would sometimes get concerned about doing the right thing in some really mundane situations. “Mom, can I go to a friend’s house?” “Yes.” “But should I?” “…?” I’ve been learning about decision fatigue. Basically, in some matters, making a decision is more valuable than which decision you make. If […]
Seth Godin put it this way: Doing the best I can …is actually not the same as, “doing everything I can.” When we tell people we’re doing the best we can, we’re actually saying, “I’m doing the best I’m comfortable doing.” As you’ve probably discovered, great work makes us uncomfortable. And then there’s this from […]
Last fall I took suggestions for topics to dive into. One of the ideas was “Beauty vs. Ugly.” I decided to take it on and pretty quickly knew at least two people I wanted to talk to because of their perspectives. This is part 1 of 2. It’s an interview with Dan Denardo about looking just a […]
Be unlikely (you already are).