Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Parenting 700: The Graduate Level Class

As the girls have gotten older and I try to impart my wisdom upon them (such that I have any to offer), I thought it would be good to document some of my teachings so they can live on in my absence.
  1. Life is about experiences and relationships.
  2. Respect & appreciation of their parents (and elders) is critical if they want to live to see adulthood.
  3. If they want to truly be free, they need to minimize debt (zero being preferred) and work for themselves.
  4. TBD...
I wonder if I can create a MOOC on this schtuff...

Dave'isms & other ponderings...

I serve at the pleasure of Dave and wanted a place to capture a few of his more eloquent pontifications & phrases:
  • Easy as hitting a pickle barrel in Red Square
  • We don't want to build a room with Mr. Ed's door
  • WWPD - What would Phil do?
  • You are my Marshawn Lynch, my Chip Kelly
  • Don't fail on the third attempt trying to pole vault over mouse turds
  • Know more than you say & do more than people see
  • It's easier to put a muzzle on somebody than to fire a rocket up their ass.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Parenting 101: The Undergradute Class

5 Simple Rules:
  • Moderation - everything in life is about moderation
  • Respect - yourself first and then everyone else
  • No Idle Threats - follow-through is key
  • Challenge - challenge authority (in a respectful way) - it is the only way we all get better
  • Contribute - teach them to find something they can be passionate about and ensure it contributes to the overall betterment of society

Designed for Simplicity

I am posting this to give my current boss kudos for a phrase I have never heard: the "Universal Untrained User." As of today, you cannot find it in a Google search or any other that I queried.

The concept is simple. If a system/service/platform is well-designed, a user will not need any training to use it beyond them self-exploration.


Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Rules of Life

  1. It is all a game.
  2. There are no absolutes.
  3. Optics and perception rule the world.
  4. Lack of communication is the root of all evil.
  5. Our own happiness depends on the happiness of others.
  6. The end game for all species is extinction.
  7. The only way to get smarter, is to play a smarter opponent.
  8. See rule #1.

See my bro's blog for some better chatter.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Environmental & Economic Statement

At some point I want to pontificate about my belief that "inefficient consumerism" is the root of our environmental and economic challenges and the need to adopt triple bottom line (TBL, 3BL or People, Planet, Profit) or Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) accounting/reporting tehniques for real economic, environmental and social sustainability.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

3 Principles of 3

Eventually I want to layout framework for my "3 Principles of 3" management techniques centered around:

Why do we work?
  • Passion
  • People
  • Profit
How do we get ahead?
  • Focus - do the job you have well
  • Visibility - tout your successes and learn from your failures
  • Patience - though ensure management is aware of your aspirations
How do we sustain the momentum and success?
  • Surround yourself with the best and brightest with complementary capabilities
  • Ensure you are focused on the what you are passionate about and is the driver of your engine
  • Carve out the niche - firmly believe you can excel and be the best in the world at what you do