Onward and upward

Change. Earlier this year I moved into a different job within my company. Same employer. Different responsibilities. Different direct reports. Different scope of work. I’ve been learning new procedures, establishing new relationships, and adapting to a different group culture. My travel schedule has changed, my work hours are different, and my in-office vs remote days are different. That’s enough change Read More …

My next book to read just got hacked

Eeny, meeny, miny, moe. I have a confession to make. I find it difficult to select my next book to read. It usually goes something like this. Open either the Kindle app or local library app on my tablet. Stare at category headers like fiction, history, and business. Decide on casual or serious reading. Then start scrolling through books, reading Read More …

Write your story

How much of your story is the result of past dreams and aspirations? In a professional sense, the answer is a measurement of setting and achieving goals. But from a personal standpoint the answer includes influences from friends, parents, and social factors. Jim Collins defined Big Hairy Audacious Goals (BHAGS) in his classic book Built to Last. The BHAGs are Read More …

The Fall of the House of Jargon

Inspired by Poe, ghoulish tales, and corporate jargon. I arrived at the House of Jargon on a windy day, overcast, with a steady drizzle of rain. The letter from Roderick Jargon arrived late because he didn’t follow best practices and the large attachment exceeded the size of my mailbox. His words said he had fallen ill trying to synergize members Read More …

Scribble Scrabble

Scribble Scrabble? Two thoughts collided during my self-reflection this week. It started with an article from David Pierce at the Wall Street Journal about handwriting. Pierce explores the effects of the digital world on our penmanship scribble scrabble. He provides a well-framed set of options for getting the written word into electronic format. But Pierce also mentions the positive effects Read More …