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).
From what I can tell, it doesn’t matter which ride gets set up first for the local carnival. It’s not going to be in action until the whole thing is ready. However, when I see a Ferris wheel, what does that signal? It signifies that there is more, that the whole experience is going […]
At summer camp, one of the cabins had a wasp problem. Nope, no fun. When I got there to check on it, it was easy to see that these wasps were not just outside, but had made nests inside the walls. And it scared some campers. These wasps looked dangerous with their yellow and black […]