I took the first few weeks of the year off from writing to work on a birthday present for my wife: sliding barn doors for our living room. They came out pretty well! Back to writing next weekend.
Last week Uber CEO Travis Kalanick resigned over a litany of diversity and inclusion (D&I) related troubles. I’ve read a lot of the coverage (including the blog post by Susan Fowler that started it all) and it’s pretty bad. Fowler
Why do small businesses innovate quickly and big businesses innovate slowly? Those who are familiar with the work of Clayton Christensen will quickly point to the Innovator’s Dilemma – a theory that involves bias in the resource allocation process of
I’ve recently started reading Andrew Roberts’ new biography of Napoleon titled Napoleon: A Life. For those considering picking it up – be warned: it’s quite an undertaking. At just under 1000 pages, the book is long and very detailed. Said
As a product manager for a technology company, people come to me all the time with suggestions for things we should do. “We should build X new feature!” “We should change Y process!” “We should pay more attention to Z
Ever since my son was born last September, I’ve been (very slowly) teaching myself how to play the guitar. Thanks to a busy schedule at work and home, my repertoire so far consists of two Cat Stevens songs that both
In discussing President Trump’s recent immigration ban with friends and coworkers many have mentioned the notion that we’ve entered a “post fact” or “post truth” era. There is even a new Wikipedia page (created just last summer) to explain
I started writing this post last week, but I was unable to finish it. In some ways, I’m really at a loss for words. Like many of you, I’m terribly offended and troubled by President Trump’s executive order banning refugees
This weekend I finished reading Dr. Joshua Zeitz’ book Lincoln’s Boys: John Hay, John Nicolay, and the War for Lincoln’s Image. First let me say, the book is incredible. It’s detailed, well researched, and beautifully written. It’s also remarkably timely.
Since moving to the suburbs of New York a year and a half ago, we drive everywhere. Going to Boston to visit the in-laws? We drive. Going to Baltimore to see my family? We drive. Going to run errands on