Measurements are getting cheaper, but the amount getting done is not keeping pace. Why is that? Nearly 150 years ago, William Thomson, the physicist better known as Lord Kelvin, said during a lecture in 1883: “I often say that when you can measure what you are speaking about, and express… Continue Reading Measurement overload

“For best results, mattresses should be replaced every 8 years” — I recently saw an ad with this copy in a window of a mattress store near my home. My immediate reaction was amazement at my ignorance. I had no idea what the useful life of a mattress is or… Continue Reading A healthy skepticism

Last night, I made a small change that made a big difference. It didn’t feel significant when I made it. It felt like a thing you do when you’re bored. I changed the background of my Trello board. For this to make sense, it’s worth understanding that I spend more… Continue Reading A small tweak but a big difference

I write only when inspiration strikes. Fortunately it strikes every morning at nine o clock sharp. – W. Somerset Maugham It’s not necessarily intuitive that the meeting, subject of much maligning and discontent in the corporate world, should make for a good addition in your personal life. But I’ve found… Continue Reading Meetings with yourself

In his brilliant book on management and leadership, The Hard Thing About Hard Things, Ben Horowitz covered a lot of ground. Three years later, I still think frequently about the rule they implemented at AndreesonHorowitz related to meetings. The rule is one of my favorite examples of a firm conscientiously… Continue Reading Sending a signal – Meetings at AndreesonHorowitz