Monthly Archives: September 2017

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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September 28, 2017 – “Where are we in the movie?”

Imagine this, you’re sitting in the conference room at 0910 waiting for the 0900 meeting to start and in strides the guy who called the meeting and says, “where are we in the movie?”. What movie? I’m not sure about … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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September 24, 2017 Taking a Third Strike

This is always a great time of year in my opinion. I’m a big sports guy so the nexus of late season baseball, early season football, the start of hockey season and many other options offer a cornucopia of viewing … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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September 22, 2017 –  Unsolicited Advice

My mother always prefaced one of her “you need to know this” sessions as, “unwanted and unsolicited advice”. She knew that her children were thinking it anyway, so why not say it up front. That said, what follows is unsolicited, … Continue reading

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September 21, 2017 – Fall Reading Lists

I have always enjoyed a good story.  There are many, many different types, epic journey, tragedy, comedy, non-fiction, etc., but regardless, I have always enjoyed a good one.  It may be the intricate flow, it may be the moral, or … Continue reading

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