Over the past few days I’ve bounced a couple of ideas off different people. My intent was to help them think through a decision they were facing by suggesting another way of thinking about it. The nature of the ideas are inconsequential for this discussion, but in both […]
It’s not a good idea to attempt to flip an apple pie. It’s not a pancake. But despite the poor visual experience, it was all eaten.
When medical supplies have to be delivered urgently and the roads are washed out, look to the sky. Thanks to Zipline and its work in Rwanda and Ghana.
Coincidence is “apparent mere chance,” but it is also a designable event of common incidence. What “coincidences” would be useful for you?
What if the phrase isn’t a snippet of advice about people but actually a secret recipe for getting better?
What happens when you mix an unexpected package delivery with a video doorbell and a Tesla in the car port?
Hearing is the mechanical process. Listening is the deep internal process of understanding, of engaging, of giving, of seeking, of sensemaking. Not being able to hear is a deficit, but not being willing to listen is a travesty.
Visiting a web site and leaving a threat-ladened comment is a high-cost method of phishing.
If people are doing good work, swapping out a few people on the team won’t destroy performance. Ditto if it’s an under-performing team – merely swapping out a few people while leaving the majority of team members in place won’t be enough to dislodge the bad practices.
Microsoft’s greatest contribution to productivity is a new coaching tool that gets people to stay away from its productivity tools.