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Tag: Growth

The Universe is Indifferent

December 26, 2018
The Universe is Indifferent

Paranoid: Here’s my belief: The Universe is Indifferent. By that I mean it doesn’t care whether I — or my family, or my community, or my country, or even the earth itself — survive or not. It isn’t out to kill me either. It’s just indifferent. So, I’m not paranoid about this. I see cosmic […]

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Weakness vs Strength

August 16, 2017 0 Comments
Weakness vs Strength

What’s Your Focus? In my profession (Executive Coaching), there is a lot of discussion around whether one should focus on strengths or on weaknesses. I have tossed this topic around myself and concluded that we should be aware of any weakness, but focus on our strengths. However, a recent podcast brought me up short and […]

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The Thing About Risks

March 29, 2017 0 Comments
The Thing About Risks

Business is a risk. The trick is to figure out how to measure the risk. Then to do what we can to mitigate the risk. And finally to decide if the return on the investment (ROI) for taking the risk is positive in our minds. Insurance companies are, of course, in the business of doing […]

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Complexity and Transformation

March 22, 2017 0 Comments
Complexity and Transformation

(This is the final post in a four part series on how growing complexity is transforming our lives.) Continuous Transformation: The common lament these days is that the pace of change is on an exponential trajectory. We struggle to keep up. Knowledge (and of course data) is increasing by leaps and bounds every second. All facets of […]

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Serendipity

March 30, 2016 0 Comments
Serendipity

I have no choice but to acknowledge the huge part that serendipity has played in my life. My guess is, if you do some contemplation, you will find that it has played a significant role in your life too. For my own story, I am amazed at the many things that just seem to fall […]

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Leadership and Craftsmanship

September 2, 2015 0 Comments
Leadership and Craftsmanship

Real World: Fresh out of engineering school and excited to begin my new job, I enthusiastically began work on test equipment design for a digital fuel control. One of the more memorable experiences was working with the technician assigned to our team. He was (is?) a true craftsman. The circuit breadboards he built to our […]

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Book Review: What got you here won’t get you there by Marshall Goldsmith

March 19, 2009
Book Review: What got you here won’t get you there by Marshall Goldsmith

At the 2007 Vistage International Global Conference, Mr. Goldsmith presented a keynote speech which piqued my interest in his views on how successful people become even more successful. His book did not disappoint me. Goldsmith writes in a clear and conversational tone. I had the advantage of having heard his voice and so could “hear […]

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