I’m an old punk. I listened to other genres of music prior to the punk movement back in the mid/late 70’s, but it was Punk that truly lit a fire in my brain. When I first heard the Sex Pistols I was amazed at the energy and anger in the lead singer’s voice. Johnny Rotten … Continue reading Anger Is An Energy
Why do humans procrastinate? More specifically, why do I procrastinate? I've read several books and many articles about procrastination and how to beat it, but I still catch myself procrastinating far too regularly. In fact, I can distract myself effortlessly and leave important tasks unfinished as I peruse headlines, skim social media, get pulled into … Continue reading Why Do I Procrastinate?
I ask five questions of people who have influenced me, or people that I admire, to find out a little more about them. I try to make the questions simple to allow the person answering them as much latitude as possible in their responses. It's very much in the Tim Ferriss "Tribe Of Mentors" line … Continue reading Five Questions – Andres Varela
This book was published in 2017, and was written by Jocko Willink, who is a former Navy Seal and now a successful writer and podcaster. He's one intense human being as you can glean from the cover of his book. He's pretty much black and white on all things. Discipline Equals Freedom reminds me in … Continue reading Discipline Equals Freedom Field Manual
Expected Value: Inexpensive fast food of mediocre quality or better delivered within a few minutes. Delivered Value: Inexpensive fast food of average quality within a few minutes in a noisy environment. Lean Concepts Identified: McDonald's has perfected many of the ideas behind lean production. Below are my notes illustrating where they are strong, and where … Continue reading Lean Review: McDonald’s
We all have innate talents and abilities, most of us have educations, and we also have our life experiences. All of these things contribute to what type of person we are or will become. All of them combine to form what we know, what we've learned, or who we are at any moment in time. … Continue reading Adaptability Is The Most Important Skill
2018 was challenging in a lot of ways… I won't list them because it would be a long novel that would make you cry, but 2018 is almost in the rear-view mirror and I need to thank some folks. First, my wife and I celebrated our 25th anniversary in 2018 and took a two-week trip … Continue reading Gratitude