Serendipity

Serendipity

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership

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 in place to make my …

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The Odds Are Basically Zero

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership

I haven’t been able to check the exact wording, but a podcast I listened to made the comment that went something like this: if you think of a speck of dust, a tiny speck of dust, and put it in space next to a planet 9 million times bigger than earth, then the speck of dust represents the specific you …

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Book Review: Never Kick a Cow Chip on a Hot Day

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership, Book Reviews

There are occasions when I receive requests to review books. As long as they are about leadership or organizational or personal development, I try to make time to do the reviews. Unless it’s a pre-published book, I decline the offer to have a copy sent to me and instead, purchase my own copy. I do actually read the books (I’m …

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Parallel Universes and Leadership

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership

Three Parallel Universes: I’m speaking of Organizations (including businesses), Personal Lives and the Public Square. There seem to be a lot of parallels in those three universes. Of course, this should not be surprising since each comprises individuals from the subspecies Homo sapiens sapiens. Now, I have no intention of turning this into a political post, so let me get …

Applecyber

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership, 3-LI

Security Grab: Previously, I posted my thoughts on Tim Cook and how he is handling the FBI security grab controversy. I refrained from stating how I felt about the issue to stay focused on Mr. Cook’s leadership. In this post, however, I will wade in on the technology, privacy, and security issue. First, let me make it clear that I …

Leadership and Tim Cook

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership, 3-LI

Firestorm: As I write this post, Tim Cook is in the middle of a firestorm. Well, at least, many of the folks I hang around think it’s a firestorm. Of course, I’m speaking about the issue of pushing back on the US Government over breaking into an iPhone. Based on my recent reading (Data and Goliath), I am quite skeptical …