This could also be called an existential perspective on daylight savings. We spend so much time online and connected to our devices that we are more and more become less attached to our self and to our own internal GPS. Before I was writing because it was good for us, it was on offensive play on the optimization of discernment. Today, I write defensively as people as well-being is put in jeopardy due to the imbalance of our connected culture. We need to vigilant about how to be informed and also have time and space for privacy, being anonymous and…
Adam Fridman is currating responses to this question: What is the single biggest obstacle to creating sustainable behavior change?
Here is my response:
I was an academic advisor in college at CU Boulder in the late 80’s even before the word #diversity was a thing. We had several Native American Indian students who were so brilliant; however, these students were not succeeding in a traditional way. Our task was to look deeper to identify some root causes to the difference between aptitude and performance. Of several factors, the one i found most compelling was the internal struggle of belonging to…
What does it take to grow a world-class business in Upstate New York? We set out to find the answer to that question by interviewing founders from across the region. The result was the “Upstate Founders Playbook,” a candid look at the ups and downs of high-growth entrepreneurship and how different founders approached their challenges.
As in many areas of the United States, deindustrialization left Upstate New York communities with a rich and storied history, but no clear path to the future. As the golden age of Kodak and Xerox gave way to Instagram and Snapchat and once mighty IBM…
Like many of you, I had a daughter graduate high school this weekend. It is always bittersweet to see our children grow up and enter new milestones to conquer. Never has learning velocity mattered so much as the job she will ultimately have has not even been created yet. I am always inundated with ideas, content and books to review and people to interview. It keeps me young; it keeps me current. In Agility3 tradition it is an honor and a pleasure to share some key themes and practices that enhance our ability to learn and adapt:
1) #learning: Teaching…
There is no such thing as reality and virtual reality. There is no such thing as biomimicry. Our experience in any way, shape or form is our reality. We are part of nature. Everything is alive. Everything impacts everything.
Micro-shifts cause macro-impact.
It is my wish today that you take time to breathe, pause, and experience how important you are in our collective living system. Margaret Atwood’s The Moment is such a poignant reminder.
The links below are intended to provide context and content for an existential view of all that we have to learn from nature.
Pi Day and An Adventure in Ideas #a3r
Music and mathematics are simply the architecture of patterns.
In this big data era where every object has the potential to be a Trojan horse and every person is a sensor I think it is important to pause and celebrate innovation and our restless seeking to frame, organize and understand patterns.
A very special friend and talented musician Philip Sheppard says:
If architecture is frozen music, then music is liquid architecture.
So this #PiDay — let us continue to remember the context is not about numbers…
Here you’ll find a mosaic of meaning and beauty that I hope will allow and foster depth. It is my belief that the more connected one is to his/her core ~ the better one can care for their personal ecosystem.
Empathy begins with self.
1) #Love: Why We Need Each Other “Recent research reveals that people are more capable of mental novelty when thinking on behalf of others than for themselves. This has far-reaching practical implications at every level of business.” Thus spoke, Daniel Pink.
2) #Love: A Darwinian Theory…
My favorite quote is from Foucault:
“You may know what you do and even why you do it. What you don’t know is what what you do does.”
I had a life chaining moment when my son was four in 2011. As I was running late to work and all the anxiety of, “ I can’t get it all done!.” My son asks at the worst possible moment:“Mommy, does your heart remote control people?” Again, this was 2011. He at four years old was contemplating how the world works and considering the heart in some relationship with technology. I will…
Every year I challenge my brain in new ways. One year if was to find a quote with a song and a business article every Friday. One year it was curating lists of 10 articles per theme. This year it is to post a poem a day. You will often hear me say, “intelligence won’t save us, the aesthetic just might.” We are at a #allhandsondeck moment and the best way I feel I can my unique contribution is through the use of words (mostly on twitter much to my family’s chagrin). I will be posting here only once a…
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