Unsplash Over the last 13 years, I have moved 10 times. From multiple trips, cars, boxes, and rental trucks, there were costs to picking up and going somewhere else. Thousands of dollars were spent. Every time, I upsized, I accumulated more stuff. Every time, I downsized, I donated and sold stuff. I spent more when … Continue reading Owning stuff is a trap – why we always fill time and space with stuff
This year, I’ve had the pleasure of listening and reading over 50 books. Here are some that I highly recommend reading in 2020.
I recently came across Dave's simple guidelines for building a better workplace culture. It was published for internal use only, but I don't think it hurts to share it here as a note to myself 🙂 Here is the list: 1. Think first of the other fellow. This is THE foundation — the first requisite — … Continue reading Dave Packard’s 11 Simple Rules
Creativity, Inc. is a manual for anyone who strives for originality, fosters problem-solving, and pushes its employees to new heights. In going through this book, I pulled out takeaways across all the chapters that I will re-read periodically. I give those to you now and highly recommend that you get the book. But if you've only 5 minutes, read this instead.
I recently read "Ego Is The Enemy" by Ryan Holiday. This blog post covers the main lessons in the book and actionable quotes that I found most interesting.
This is an article of scraps and morsels on many points to sharpen your writing — collected from On Writing Well book.
Skin in the Game book notes. I just finished reading Skin in the Game. I wanted to share some notes that spoke to me and might speak to you as well.
Compressing wisdom into directives — (“Do this.”) — is so valuable, but so rarely done. It feels arrogant and imperial to tell people what to do. Who am I to order people around? On the other hand, who am I not to? It’s useful to people, so do it.Derek Silvers 1. How to be useful … Continue reading Notes from the “do this” directives by Derek Silvers
Over the last 15 years, I’ve had all type of commutes. A 10 minutes walk commute. A 30 minutes drive or public transit, a 90 minutes combination of driving and public transit commute. They all start benign and longer the commute, faster they burn me out. My commute whether short or long always bothered me … Continue reading From Hating to Looking Forward to My Commute
I’m sharing what I have learned through years of experience operating, building and leading teams, and spending much time reflecting on my mistakes. I have refined these over the years. They have helped me become a better leader, create more leaders, freed up time for me to go after multiple audacious goals, and most importantly, help build more autonomous high-performing teams.