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Video: Simon Sinek on Millennials in the Workplace

The challenges of younger people in the modern era are not the same as those I had. Simon Sinek has research this and summarise the impact of modern technology and societal norms are having on millennials. Not unexpected, not shocking but sad … [Read more...]

Some Time Without Purpose

Yesterday was unusual. I had some time off. First, my local hospital. I'm not sick but I have been delinquent in regular fleshy maintenance in meatspace and I've made it a priority to get these tasks done in 2016. I will have another minor surgery … [Read more...]

Dragonfruit

Dragonfruit is a real thing. I wonder why I'm eating it. Tastes like looks, cross between a kiwi fruit and crocodile steaks. … [Read more...]

Things Are Making Me Stupid

Everywhere I turn the INTERNET OF THINGS is headline news. Lightbulbs, activity monitoring, hours sleep, hours awake and hours spent "in the zone". The first tier is quasi-rabid neo-capitalists of silicon valley who are working on guaranteeing their … [Read more...]

On Having Favourites and Location Beers

I don't really have a favourite coffee shop. For me, a coffee shop is a place to rest, a place to wait between meetings, a place to have meetings, to meet friends. The best coffee shop is one that is in the right location  (except for Starbucks, … [Read more...]

The Last Time I Knew Everything

There have been times in my life  when I was arrogant enough to think that I knew most everything. As I get older, I don't regret being stupid because that's just life. What I regret is not learning this lesson when I was younger. Which, of course, … [Read more...]

I Beat Cancer at 19 But I’m Still Fighting To Be Healthy

I beat cancer when I was 19. Well, I say "beat" but you don't really win against cancer, it leaves all sorts of mental and physical scars. Thirty or so years later its easy to forget how my life changed and  my legacy of small health issues. I got … [Read more...]

My Choice for Consistent Charity

Charity. Hard to talk about and hard to do. My principles are: Give consistently. One off donations do not sustain business models. Be Quietly Public. I would prefer to keep my donations private but there are two counter-aspects. First, … [Read more...]

5 Job Interview Tactics With Startups That Piss Me Off

Working for a startup looks exciting and enticing. Interviewing for a startup job  is hugely annoying. Let me run through a list of "piss me off" things. Multiple Interviews: I'm willing to have a couple of telephone interviews and maybe two face to … [Read more...]

Three Things I Wish I Was Better At

One: I wish I could concentrate better on a single task so that the task gets done. There is value in distractions, creative activity and exploring news things but the core activity needs total concentration. Two: Listening is getting harder. I … [Read more...]