A while ago I found my old wallet.dat file. I had it backed up, unencrypted on my old dropbox account. wallet.dat is a file used for Bitcoin that holds…
I don’t consider myself a risk-taker. Far from it. Nevertheless, I’m going to attempt to talk you into taking more risk. Managed risk. It’s for the gre…
Wikipedia: Cynicism is an attitude characterized by a general distrust of others' motives. A cynic may have a general lack of faith or hope in people m…
“All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.” — Blaise Pascal When I first moved into a management position, I…
One of the fun aspects of working on the ”No More” book is that I get to look at stuff I wrote some time ago, rework and sometimes completely rethink i…
Writing about the detrimental effects of rewards in No More Rewards, one thing kept nagging at me. A few weeks earlier we had held a virtual conference…
Let me start with an announcement. It’s finally happening, I’m writing a book. It is still very much a work in progress. However, the working title is …
“It doesn't make sense to hire smart people and then tell them what to do. We hire smart people so they can tell us what to do.” ― Steve Jobs Every boo…
Think of the three people in your organization that you consider your top performers. The three people that if they’d tell you they’d quit, they would …
There are all sorts of reasons for managers to dread performance reviews. For one, it’s a lot of work. In many companies it means just in preparation, …
One of the key ideas of Nonviolent Communication is to remove judgmentfrom our language when we want to communicate constructively. I gave an example o…
“Once upon a time people thought the world was flat. But they were wrong. The world is round. Like a pancake.” — Herman Finkers, Dutch comedian Last we…