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.
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.
“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.