The Accounting of Discipline

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It has now been a solid 7 weeks since my last day of work in Corporate America. With the distraction of the holidays behind me and the kids now back in school, I’m left to face a stark realization: without the external expectations of others, I’m an unproductive mess. Now, this lack of doing things on my part is not …

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The Expectations Stall

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This post is longer and more detailed than what I normally publish here. Hopefully, you will enjoy learning something different, which will give a deeper insight into the more familiar, and therefore make this post worth the extra time. Grab yourself a cup of coffee and get comfy… I’ve been thinking a lot over the last year about the way Expectations, …

On Disagreement

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A few thoughts and observations about Disagreement — what it is, what it’s not, and why it matters. The pdf version of what follows is available here. Feel free to download it and use it however you wish. NOTES 1 – The banalities and absurdities of being a modern corporate employee were hilariously brought to life on TV with The Office …

Ignorant vs Wrong

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In 2012, Apple released its “Maps” app to try to keep its loyal users from leaving its Cupertino-centered universe and using the mapping wonder of its rival, Google Maps. The epic fail of the Maps release instantly became evident. Beyond the obvious technical glitches of the melting cities and missing images, there was a much more fundamental problem: wrong directions. In …

Those 3 Little Words

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Dark insecurities forever whisper in our ear. Fear of exposure to vulnerability climbs in the driver’s seat of our mind: “Shields up! Cloaking device activated!” All of a sudden, the people we need to connect with the most are presented with an image — not of us, but of the mask we hide behind. Once this process is set in …