"... professionalism is overrated": in isolation this is an inflammatory statement for sure. And like all information, it requires context to be properly understood. How often do … [Read more...] about The importance of context, of vision – “professionalism is overrated”
It's a cute but profound challenge - how does one understand, conceive, or even glimpse that which one has no awareness of? In the Western world, particularly in the dog-eat-dog … [Read more...] about I don’t know what I don’t know – do you?
Sometimes when we start we don't really even know where "there" is (or sometimes, frankly, where "here" is). Such statements are made light heartedly, but not lightly. We may … [Read more...] about You can’t get there from here
A Google search suggests that the most common reference to the "beginner's mind" originates from the title of Zen teacher Shunryu Suzuki's book: Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind. It is … [Read more...] about The “beginner’s mind” – blue sky
I used to have a colleague who would say, and often, "We need to think intelligently about this" (you know who your are :) ). Yes, it bothered me - which is why I still think … [Read more...] about Thinking “intelligently”
"It just takes guts" - I love this statement for so many reasons. It is from Nassim Nicholas Taleb's "The Black Swan"(1) and speaks of the challenges of planning - specifically … [Read more...] about What is the ‘sneakiest’ of words?
Magical words - rewarding and rare. Who gravitates to "easy"? Sure on a Saturday afternoon. But the challenges of complexity are much more rewarding. In fact, making complexity … [Read more...] about “That was easy” – reflections on haiku
Okay - first confession. This is an experiment. Basically to see what is the big deal. Great to write but does anyone else care a hoot? Grass grows even when nobody is … [Read more...] about The Experiment