Being a “jack of all trades” gets a bad rap. The traditional criticism is that instead of doing one thing very well, a jack of all trades does a number of things poorly. The full title in cases like this is “jack of all trades, master of none”. I am unabashedly a jack of all […]
One of the most common pieces of advice to improve writing is to read more and better books. And yet, apparently, university students aren’t.
I’m a lucky guy. I’m truly grateful for the many moments, coincidences and random events that lead me to where I am today. So, if I’m so lucky, why do I say there’s no such thing?
A bit of a thought experiment on who I write for, and how that shapes my writing style and content.
It’d be easy to sit back after this election cycle and honestly wonder what happened to humanity.
In light of current events I’ve elected to increase my support of the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
Our ideas are precious, especially to ourselves. However it is that we arrive at them, we come to believe that they have immense value – so much so that we often consider them more than mere ideas or opinions, but elevate them to “The Truth”. Our ideas make the leap from opinion to fact.
Hope is not binary. Hope is not all-or-nothing. And it’s possible that if we pay attention to certain things, there may be somewhat more hope than we thought.
The difference between assigning blame, and assigning responsibility.
I’m dumbfounded. I’m ashamed. I’m embarrassed. My reflections on the 2016 election results.
Strategy, Tactics, and … “The Machine”
Focus is getting harder to attain. And it’s our own fault.
This happens to me so often accidentally that I’m starting to think I should do it on purpose. This morning I had a problem with one of the online services I use. It’s in an area that has been problematic for me before, so after checking that things were as they should be, I began […]
So many products aimed at entrepreneurs are designed to fix the wrong side 80/20 rule.
Many people have goals. And then there’s the rest of us.
A couple of items from my life come together to inspire improvement. I hope.
Facts are facts and truths are truths, right. Then why do so many disagree about what should be objectively observable facts?
Sometimes the most important question to answer for others is “why”.
It’s not a war on truth. It’s a war on sometime even more important….
We love confirmation bias; you know, the fact that we more readily believe those things that confirm, rather than challenge, our existing beliefs. We love it when we can use it to explain the behaviour of others, or our inability to persuade them to our way of thinking. “Oh, they’ll only listen to things that […]