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  • A Resume to Kill For

    A Resume to Kill For

    Your resume is quite simply, an advertisement. That makes you Don Draper, and the product you’re pitching is you. I know that’s uncomfortable to some but humility rides the bus. Get your bragging paints on.

  • Why are we yelling?

    Why are we yelling?

    I came across this clip the other day and my chest about caved in. I have two teenage sons and on rare occasions, something happens in the house that seems (in my brain or theirs) to require the volume to be turned up to break through. I hate it. Our hearts aren’t connected in those…

  • What Limitations Do

    What Limitations Do

    I came across a great quote this morning and thought it worth a few words of my own. Hat tip to Leadership Development pro, Kristen Hadeed. She’s an author, TEDx Presenter, and an inspiring person I’ve had the pleasure of knowing and following for years. “Our limitations make space for the gifts of other people.”…

  • We Are Who We’ve Been Waiting For

    We Are Who We’ve Been Waiting For

    About a decade ago I was working a new job where it rapidly became clear that they needed a new everything. You name it, it needed to be overhauled, sourced, replaced, or jettisoned into space. We were going to need to create a property management company from scratch. Without any support of any kind. No…

  • What should I know in 20 seconds?

    What should I know in 20 seconds?

    This is my favorite question when someone hands me something to proofread. Flyer for an upcoming event? Ad for a renewal campaign? Your updated resume? Pitch for a new policy change or capital project? What should be in my brain within 20 seconds of the experience with the thing you made and put in front…

  • The Future is Coming

    The Future is Coming

    And we rarely stop worrying about it. But it’s coming all the same. And it’s going to arrive dressed in the clothes of the present. And you’re going to deal with it just like you dealt with each new day that arrived for all the years you’ve been blinking & breathing. More on that in…

  • I Watched 304 Movies in 2022

    That’s not a typo. I knew I watched a lot of films, but in 2022 I vowed to track them all via and I broke 300 just after Christmas. Here are the highlights of the 2022 movies I’ve seen thus far, and the breakdown of older films I watched. Here’s the Letterboxd list Best…

  • Good, Fast, Cheap – Pick Two

    You only get two out of three of these things. You could get one, or none, but at best, you’ll only get two.

  • Design Matters

    I’m not a professional designer because the word “designer” doesn’t land within 100 nautical miles of my job title. However, I make a lot of things and I care about the things I make. Part of that care is thinking about how these things will interact with the world. Who will use it? How will…

  • Where Winners Spend their 2%

    I don’t know if you remember but for close to a decade, starting around the mid-2000s, people couldn’t shut up about Steve Jobs. This seemed to coincide with the release of the iPhone, YouTube, and social media, which makes sense. All of the content seemed to herald Jobs as Tech-Jesus. The iPod was the second…

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