I’ve always loved great writing. Many of the most interesting books for me were centered around considerations of large shifts in society. My last post considered farming and gardening–Animal Farm by George Orwell is a symbolic look at communism (though as I’ve written before I think it can be expanded to multiple types of governance.) [...]
Entries Tagged ‘Work’
It feels like spring at this point, and the projects around the house are building up. With Tempo coming, we are trying to optimize space in the house and be as prepared as we can be before arrival. Today I’ll be building a shoe organization shelving unit.
We have a garden, probably about 150 square feet, [...]
It’s launch time. Often times in business and marketing in particular, you spend a great deal of time preparing materials and executing strategy for a launch. It’s a cyclical thing, every year you have to innovate and bring new life to the market. It’s as exhilarating as it is exhausting. You think about work all [...]
Well, it’s been a very nice two weeks of revitalization. This has been an odd time off, as at no point did I feel as though I was missing out at anything at work because of email and having time to catch up from home if needed.
A lot of people will frown on working [...]
The number one indication I see of confidence in people is the ability to admit to things they don’t know. Or that they were wrong about something. The people that refuse to admit wrong are similar, but I’ve written about them before so I’ll just leave that alone today.
Both of these qualities are actually rare. [...]
Today I’m at home, pretending to take a vacation day. The dogs are wrestling around or outside chasing after one another. Good music fills my living room and kitchen and a good cup of coffee sits near at all times.
It’s my first real day of vacation for 2014 and it’s sorely needed. I say pretending [...]
This and last week were those of annual reviews. Most organizations do these kinds of things in order to review a person’s performance. It’s one of those things that has been done for a long time and correspondingly will continue to be done for a long time. Large organizations do them for a few reasons, [...]
About three weeks ago I started a new role at the same company. I’d been working at the former role for three years and it was a good time to take on new challenges.
This new role is much more product focused, as opposed to the service orientation of my last business. That fact means there [...]
The last few days it’s been ever more clear to me how the need for leadership and fundamental execution of projects is so sorely needed in most organizations. When I say leadership, I mean taking charge of organization and meetings and getting everyone on the same page moving in one direction. Or even getting the [...]
I’ve fallen a bit from the grind in terms of getting thoughts down. Work has been keeping me busy, and outside of that other pursuits a bit more interesting. Here’s what I’ve been spending time on as of late:
Lots of reading on securities. I’m still in the mode of paying of school [...]