Live Your Eulogy, not Your Resume

Watch this short TED Talk by David Brooks. Amazingly deep. In less than 4 minutes he clearly evokes and advocates the need to live life based first on values and second on skills that define success in the business world. For some, a eulogy is the first and only time their life’s impact has been […]

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If we’re so agile why celebrate waterfall?

Several years ago I was the PM on a two year long waterfall infrastructure project. We all worked our tails off and upon completion were given a celebration luncheon. We who lost the most sleep were celebrating that we worked 18 hour days, had just completed a 72 hour rollout of a new system, and […]

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The knack of flying and landing

“There is an art to flying, or rather a knack. Its knack lies in learning to throw yourself at the ground and miss. “Pick a nice day, it suggests, and try it. The first part is easy. All it requires is simply the ability to throw yourself forward with all your weight, and the willingness […]

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What does it mean to be dedicated?

The Alarm clock rings. It’s morning. I woke up next to my wife in the West End. I got out of bed, showered, walked the dog, sat down for breakfast with my two daughters, said goodbye to my family, got in my Chevy Volt and drove off to work. My morning was normal – meetings, […]

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