The Performing Self on Twitter →
Insightful commentary on the psychology of tweets and social media. I find myself asking myself the same things as the author.
Kalamazoo oil spill →
How about the EPA make public all the oil service companies that have been cited for safety concerns before the next accident? Sad.
This past week reminded me how true the euphemism ”never burn bridges” is when it comes to one’s professional life. A major opportunity is presenting itself to my company Sky Road with former colleagues from over 10 years ago in the finance industry who are interested in putting the “rock band back together”. Note that in the aforementioned opportunity we are...
Daniel Schor of NPR dies at 93 →
Listening to the interview of Daniel Schor and his career three years ago is a real looking glass to the major events of the 20th century. He will be missed.
Baidu creating Android OS competitor →
Despite the fact that Android is open source, seems that Baidu’s strategy is to own its own mobile OS platform. Another interesting player steps into the battle for mobile internet dominance.
Don’t ask the mountain to move. Rather, take a pebble from it every time...
Interview with Matt Simmons, former energy advisor...
Man On Wire
Just watched the documentary “Man On Wire”, the story of Phillipe Petit, the french tightrope walker who in 1974 walked a tightrope between the twin towers of the world trade center. Must watch if you ever wondered what it a person looks like when they follow their dream. Scenes of him on the wire mesmerizing and terrifying at the same time. I literally grabbed my chair a couple of...
Seeing Lebron sitting with D Wade and Chris Bosh being interviewed yesterday, I saw a genuine happiness that has caused me to re-assess my initial reaction (full disclosure: lifelong Bulls fan). I no longer buy into the thesis that it was Lebron’s “people” who made a calculated business decision convincing Lebron (to his own detriment) to go to South Beach. There was something...
Why Intelligent People Fail →
Thought provoking list. Personally, trait #5 (inability to translate thought into action) is the one that resonated with me the most. Would be interesting to see which traits resonated with others.
Drowning in email
Here are the email stats after a week “off the grid” on vacation: Work: 994 unread emails Personal: 124 unread emails The real kicker is the fact that after spending a good half hour of cleaning up my work inbox, there was something on the order of about a dozen of those 994 emails that were deemed “must read” and kept. The rest were deleted en masse. With a sound to...