Trust the Process

Trust the Process

“The way to do really big things seems to be to start with deceptively small things,” – Paul Graham If 2016 was about being deliberate, 2017 is about “trusting the process.” Former GM of the 76ers Sam Hinkie kept asking people to trust the process. He didn’t mean the 76ers star player, Joel Embiid, who […]

Costco vs. AT&T – A Lesson in Good Business

Costco vs. AT&T – A Lesson in Good Business

I was meeting a colleague in the Costco parking lot yesterday morning at 10:00am. We were riding together to an out-of-town business trip. I arrived early, about 9:45am, and was surprised to find that although the parking lot was pretty empty, there were about 5 to 7 people sitting in their cars waiting. I decided […]

Book Review: Shadow Divers

Book Review: Shadow Divers

After two of the most prolific readers I know (Ryan Holiday) and (Patrick O’Shaughnessy) recommended “Shadow Divers: The True Adventure of Two Americans Who Risked Everything to Solve One of the Last Mysteries of World War II,” I knew it was time to pick it up. Needless to say, they were right. I couldn’t put […]

Stop Planning and Start Doing Things

Stop Planning and Start Doing Things

Hugh’s artwork just popped up in my inbox and I love it. We have a strategic plan. It’s called ‘doing things.’ – Herb Keller, founder of Southwest Airlines I think it’s important to have a plan, but at some point, you have to stop planning and start doing the work. I’m reminded of what Basecamp […]

A Complaint Free World

A Complaint Free World

Face it: You complain too much. I know I do. It’s really quite silly when you think about it. What does it accomplish? . . . If you said, “nothing,” that’s actually the wrong answer. Complaining invites toxicity into our lives. Our thoughts create our lives and our words indicate what we are thinking. Because […]