A little respect is enough.Read More
But how do you undo decades of acculturation and mental programming?Read More
Imagine if there were a mechanism like the college common app, except for jobs and hiring.Read More
Whether rich or poor, young or old, healthy or sick - everyone has some real struggle.Read More
I am gratefully envious of my son.Read More
Imagine if work - that is important, valuable, and sustainably profitable - is actually what happened at work.Read More
It’s so generous when an author puts the story ahead of themselves.Read More
I need to write it. And say it, out loud.Read More
At dinner, we try to always share highs, lows, and proud moments.Read More
Growing technology requires growing morality.Read More
Murder doesn’t make sense.Read More
As much as I’ve had awful moments, I’ve been part of moments with extraordinary humanity at work.Read More
When kids are around a house has the sounds of life.Read More
We can do this fellas. We can raise our sons to be good men.Read More
An exercise to clarify your job, why it matters, and how it fits into the big picture of the company and the customer’s life.Read More
It’s obvious that as a manager I can treat my team with respect and work hard to be a better, more moral manager so that I roll less toxicity down hill.
What was an epiphany for me is that I also have at least a little ability to do that as a customer and investor. But that requires a sacrifice from me - I have to let some things slide.Read More
The best I’ve come up with so far are truth, sacrifice, and unconditional love.Read More
I had a fun work meeting yesterday where we were outlining a strategy for a new initiative. Being the management nerd that I am, wanted to use a framework to help guide our discussion.
I took the competing values framework (which was developed at Ross, go Blue), specifically Bob Quinn’s four questions from his book Lift, and put it into a baseball metaphor. The idea is to think through the problem you are solving by “running the bases” - starting from home plate - before jumping to a solution and writing a “pitch”.
Sharing it here for three reasons:
- It was fun, and I wanted to share in case it’s helpful.
- If you have feedback, I’d love to improve it.
- if you’re willing to share, what exercises do you use to develop a strategy with a team?
Link to a PDF
As I reflect on it, treasured moments are not so rare, perhaps. The challenge for me, as for all yogis and peace seekers, is to look for and find that treasure in the moment we are in now.Read More