Living without regrets

A life with no regrets doesn’t need to mean one with no mistakes. Really it means you’re always looking forward, not obsessed with the past. Our culture pushes a fear of failure, deeply. With that, achieving failure often triggers a deep identification AS a failure. It’s an easy trap to get ensnared by. Watch for Read More …

Leadership and the next step forward from Karmagate

I’m a little behind in my reading, so just got to this GeekWire piece: Internal Memo: Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella sets new diversity plan after ‘humbling’ experience. I am very pleased to see Mr. Nadella grow as a leader after Karmagate. It’s very easy, in this society, for a leader to hide behind PR until Read More …

Minecraft

My son requested I download Minecraft at some point in history; I’m not sure when. The months (years perhaps) of watching him engage the game impressed me. This game engages creativity in a deep and significant way, in ways no shooter one can. With his current creation, he’s taking into account architectural details like work Read More …

More thoughts on Karmagate

Just read “Karmagate: 3 former Microsoft women discuss Nadella and what should come next” and came away with one key idea. Mr. Nadella has an opportunity for boldness and vision. My respect for him would grow if he publicly acknowledged the painful ignorance of his “Karmagate” faux pas (which he somewhat has done) and aggressively Read More …

Annoyance shouldn’t equate to rage

We need to be able to experience annoyance about the descending into judgmental rage. Far too often, people burst into a rage at the mildest of provocations. The all too familiar “Road Rage” is, perhaps, the most common variation. My perception: we have developed a lack of ability to process modern life’s nuisances. Perhaps it’s the Read More …

Is Elon Musk The Automotive Market’s Steve Jobs?

I heard a great deal about Mr. Musk today, what with all the buzz about The Big D. A few thoughts really strike me: When was the last time that an automotive announcement created such buzz?  How many CEOs (in any industry) can say, publicly, that they’re colonizing Mars and not be laughed off the internet? Read More …

Marketing and Business Expertise

Saw a flyer earlier today for a Business Planning Clinic which amused me. I support thoughtful business planning, however, this flyer failed to impress me. First, it presented me with a whole page of information, including such things as the presenter’s marital status, but didn’t have date, location or price. In other words, a marketing Read More …

Thoughts on ” Trouble at the Koolaid Point “

This piece left by Kathy Sierra me disturbed. That Ms. Sierra went through this horror is unacceptable to civilized humanity. Yet, what’s to be done? Can we reign in these trolls without losing the glorious free speech such venues as Twitter promote? I really don’t know. This abuse is what will kill the Internet, of Read More …