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

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

Think about the last time you were in an elevator. Did you pull out your phone to check your email or get an update on the score of the game? How many people were playing with theirs? Adjusting the song they were listening to as they rocked out in a… Continue Reading Optimizing for the experience

Commitments are easy to accumulate and much harder to extricate from. One of the reasons why I’ve felt this week to be particularly appropriate for a reading diet is that while unsubscribing from newsletters and mailing lists, I noticed that the emails that I was most attached to were also… Continue Reading Graveyard of Good Intentions