September 30, 2017 Why History Matters

Recently, a colleague of mine told me about a meeting with our director, during which the director said, “I don;t care about what happened before. That’s history and I want to move on.” The colleague politely informed the director that he better care about history because we are making the …continue reading

September 29, 2017 – Time Dilation

The first time I heard the term “time dilation” was while watching the new Star Trek series (the one with Patrick Stewart vice William Shatner) and I wondered what it meant. The theory goes like this, time moves at different speeds for two different observers relative to the gravitational field …continue reading

September 27, 2017 – 21 Hours and beyond

So, I have spent the better part of today fighting with computers…and they are winning.  What should have been well defined and laid out it turns out is much more difficult and poorly documented.  This means we have entered hours 21 and beyond.  As I wrote yesterday, to become somewhat …continue reading

September 26, 2017 – 20 Hours

I was watching a Ted talk this week as I was looking for additional background material for a talk I am giving soon, and I discovered a talk on the most important 20 hours of learning.  The speaker was delving into the misconceptions we have about learning and some of …continue reading

September 25, 2017 Taking Ball Four

In case you missed the subtlety of yesterday’s post, it was about the implications of having an obligation disguised as an opportunity and failing to take action. Today’s post is the inverse both in circumstances and advice. Many young batters, especially those who can hit for power, often prefer to …continue reading

September 23, 2017 – L3, A3

Keeping with yesterday’s theme of unsolicited advice, like to talk about a decision tool that was shared in recent leadership class I attended. It’s called “L” cubed and “A” cubed. There are many decision tools out there, but I find this one interesting because incorporates an easily remembered mnemonic and …continue reading