Are You A Nice Person?

Are You A Nice Person?

Years ago I purchased a tiny book called "Swanson's Written Rules of Management".  I came across it this week while I was re-arranging some bookshelves.  Bill Swanson was the CEO of Raytheon when he compliled the book.  Rule #32 is one of my favorites.

A New Day

 by Dr. Heartsill Wilson

This is the beginning of a new day.
God has given me this day to use as I will.
I can waste it,
Or use it for good.
What I do today is important,
Because I am exchanging a day of my life for it.

Going Paperless with Evernote

Imagine 30 years of notes, files, academic papers, articles and other miscellaneous paper. Imagine the drawers of filing cabinets and boxes piled up in the attic. Imagine the receipts and paperwork that accumulated just last year with almost 85,000 miles of air travel and over 100 nights in hotels.

The Value of Humility in Leadership

Last weekend I attended the Joomla World Conference in Boston. I was one of 9 keynote speakers (see my talk here). On Sunday afternoon, we were treated to a keynote from Matt Mullenweg (wikipedia article) - the founder of WordPress. (Yes - this was the JOOMLA World Conference). WordPress runs about 20% of the entire web, making it the largest open source content management system in the world. Matt is 30 (as of this writing).

Life is Short and It's Been 200 Days

It's been 200 days since I saw my 19,000th day. That's: 200 days 4,800 hours 288,000 minutes

Life Is Short, and So Am I

I know three people who's lives changed this week: a friend in his early 30's fighting cancer for the third time; a man my age who died of pancreatic cancer; and a friend in his late 60's who had a stroke.