I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the reset button. Most computer problems can be solved by rebooting. Our heater was malfunctioning and until the repairman could get there, I could keep it going by hitting the reset button. I started thinking about forest fires. We used to think fire was bad, but now that [...]
George Hartzog, the greatest leader of National Park Service understood that creativity can be crushed in the name of “standards.” He killed the employee handbooks and set his people free.
Lately I keep coming across Goal Merchants, people from the Tony Robbins set who imbue goal-setting with various magical powers. They make what I think are outlandish claims for the power of goal setting. Many still love to cite the study of Princeton grads. According to the tale, some years ago, a class of Princeton [...]Read why small tasks are so important »
At a certain point this year I found myself frustrated and feeling like I wasn’t getting anywhere on several different projects, while at the same time feeling like I was working too much and not having enough fun. I needed motivation, and I needed priorities. I came up with something that helps me with both [...]Get something done — read on! »