Category Archives: 09: Doing

Gap Theory 3 – This Is Why We Do Stupid Things

“A stupid man’s report of what a clever man says can never be accurate, because he unconsciously translates what he hears into something he can understand.” – Bertrand Russell The next obvious question from the last post about doing stupid … Continue reading

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Imperfection is Everything (Guest Post)

“When you’re dealt lemons in life, make lemonade” – Said by way too many people to count. I think I’ve passed a tipping point. No, not the tangible reality of another birthday, but that intangible feeling that something just happened. … Continue reading

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On Internal and External Forces, and Ironmen

Once again, remember: “A crisis is a terrible thing to waste” – Paul Romer, 2004 You’ve probably noticed that it’s taken me quite a while to get to another blog post. This was not necessarily due to an attack of … Continue reading

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The Two Questions

“Crisis Doesn’t Develop Character, it Reveals It” There are many discussions of the desirable attributes of outstanding employees that are readily available through leadership literature, and I have also posted my thoughts beginning here. One of these attributes is Attitude, … Continue reading

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Excuse Me, Do You Speak English?

They were an odd introduction to cultural differences, our early experiences. The first was, more or less, an unexpected one – our move from Southern California (born and raised) to Texas for graduate school, and a whole different world. I … Continue reading

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Further Thoughts On Decision Making

“When you come to a fork in the road, take it” ― Yogi Berra We are always confronted with decisions, or forks in the road. I last wrote about Decision Making here from a process point of view, but have always … Continue reading

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Keeping Ahead of the Wave

You’ve probably noticed by now, things around you are changing and changing faster.  Which means it gets tougher to see problems and issues before they arise and actually practice Strategic Problem Anticipation.  Or what we might call Defensive Driving in … Continue reading

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