Maintenance

My kid’s bycicle seat had this awful squeak. With each turn of the pedal, it groaned and creaked. So, I asked, “How long has the neighborhood been able to hear you coming? And how do you ride that?” Then, I was reminded that it had (1) creaked for weeks, and (2) I was asked to […]

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Gates Paraphrased Advice

This is paraphrased from Bill Gates' Twitter feed. Here we go: New college grads often ask me for career advice … AI, energy, and biosciences are promising fields where you can make a huge impact. It's what I would do if starting out today. Looking back on when I left college, there are some things […]

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Marginal Gains

If you can break down a problem into the incremental, great gains can be made. “Marginal Gains. The approach comes from the idea that if you breakdown a big goal into small parts, and then improve on each of them, you will deliver a huge increase when you put them all together.”  Sir Dave Brailsford […]

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Did You Know?

I recently sat through a presentation from the good folks at Google. The presenters were going through a few macro internet trends from 2016. For the first time, mobile overtook desktop in searches/traffic. This was only a matter of time. More impressive, almost 108 million new users from India logged on to the internet for […]

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Retirement

Walt Mossberg, tech editor extraordinary, is retiring in June. In this short article, he reflects on his career and, more importantly, why he loves his job. It’s a joy to see someone loving what they do. Earlier today, I listened to his podcast Ctrl-Walt-Delete, Walt and Nilay talk Apple, Microsoft, and Verizon.  About halfway through the […]

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The Yips

February. Too cold to throw outside. Gymnasium. Bleachers stacked high. My teammates lined up next to each other. Two arm lengths away. Way too close, I thought. My throwing parter waved his glove. I ran my fingers across the baseball seams. My throwing partner waved again, impatient. Too close, I whispered. Still, I reared back, pushed […]

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