Neil Tambe

Husband, Father, Citizen, Professional.

I'm a Detroiter who happens to enjoy writing, national parks, orange juice, the performing arts, and fanciful socks. More than anything though, I aspire to be a good husband, father, and citizen.

If not “more” then what?

The relentless and arbitrary pursuit of more is something I’ve seen destroy people, families, and teams. I’m not a scholar of history, but I think “more” can destroy companies and nations too. 

But if not more - which I think of as output per unit cost - then what do we measure results by? 

Some ideas: 

  • Simple
  • Humane
  • ”Green” 
  • Stable
  • Honest
  • Fun
  • Slow
  • Quiet
  • Consistent
  • Teachable
  • Automatic
  • Sane
  • Aesthetic
  • Trustworthy
  • Sustainable
  • Durable
  • Safe
  • Resilient
  • Interoperable
  • In(ter)dependent
  • Flexible
  • Serene

I try to pay attention to results, without becoming attached to them. And, I’m generally wary of a results focus (that’s the student of eastern philosophy in me). But even if we don’t fully reject a results focus, our objective doesn’t have to only be “more”.