I’m Not That Famous

I built new shutters for my house last year. My old ones were vinyl shutters with fake louvres, purchased from a hardware store.  (“Vinyl” sounds better than “plastic.”) I bought lumber and built new ones.   I painted them black.  The new shutters attach two boards, and feature a diamond shape in the middle. Very cute, you mustContinue reading “I’m Not That Famous”

To Be Creative, Specialize. Or Generalize.

To become creative—to consistently innovate—which strategy is best?  Should you focus expertise in your domain, going deeper?  Or should you be a generalist and learn broadly? My experience, and research, leads me to believe that both are necessary. Go Deep You can’t create a new guitar riff destined to become iconic, if you are notContinue reading “To Be Creative, Specialize. Or Generalize.”

Your Political Beliefs Are Mistaken

Each of us holds a worldview. It is the lens through which we understand the world.  Because our worldviews are different, we interpret the political situation differently.  And that is okay. Over 200 years ago, Napoleon’s Grand Armee was sweeping across Europe.  The French Empire was rapidly growing and no one could stop it.  ThenContinue reading “Your Political Beliefs Are Mistaken”