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Today is my fortieth birthday. And despite a noble attempt to avoid having meetings today, I spent a big chunk of the day in them. Thankfully, I was also fortunate to spend a lot of time with family, friends, and colleagues (see evidence above). This… Read More

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Out of office

I have been fortunate to be able to travel a fair bit this year. But the vast majority of that travel has been me working remotely. In my mind, that means a few things: (1) I remain committed to staying on top of and clearing… Read More

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Choice over convenience

“Change makes us uncomfortable. Sunk costs are hard to ignore. Possibility comes with agency, and agency comes with risk.” –Seth Godin This is a quote from a recent blog post by Seth Godin talking about choice vs. convenience. His overarching argument is that we tend… Read More

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Merry Christmas everyone

Merry Christmas everyone! And for those of you who don’t celebrate, I hope you have a relaxing day with family and friends. We’ll be making pancakes, because that’s one of the things that we like to do on Christmas morning. This time last year I… Read More

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Trying to be remarkable

“Very little remarkable comes out of bureaucracies for a simple reason. The members of the bureaucracy seek to be¬†beyond reproach. Reproach is their nightmare, their enemy, the thing to avoid at all costs. And the remarkable feels like a risk.” —Seth Godin I went into… Read More