Current Principles

Current Principles
April 1, 2022

A collection of themes I’m currently focusing on in both my work and personal life:

Think in public

Make stuff to have conversations, use the conversations to learn.

A major motivation for this site is to share my thoughts (and learnings) more publicly. This is less natural for me. Currently exploring how I share my thinking more easily through artifacts.

Bend towards optimism

Yes, before no.

Seeing problems as opportunities, being able to see possibilities, and being able to be that person — for my team, family, and self. Optimism is often a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Endless curiosity

Iggy Pop: You seem like a curious person.Anthony Bourdain: It’s my only virtue.Iggy Pop: Curious is a good thing to be. It seems to pay some unexpected dividends.

Designing serendipity

“Engineering serendipity is this idea that we can help people come across unexpected but helpful connections at a better than random rate.” — Ethan Zuckerman, MIT Professor

Close the loop

Always follow-up. Do what you say you will.