Making time for hard thinking

I lead a handful of meetings every week. These are standup- same day, same time, same attendees week after week. It usually takes a full hour to talk through priorities, new developments, upcoming milestones & deadlines. Even with a consistent set of participants this takes time It’s exhausting. And I’m not the only one who… Continue reading Making time for hard thinking

Heartbeat 13

Welcome to the Heartbeat- a roundup of interesting facts, studies, news, and tidbits on health, diet, and living your best life. The younger you feel the better you age: Subjective age and health. Can Omega-3 fatty acids and polyphenols prevent Alzheimer’s? Stop the sugar and processed foods already. 88 million Americans are prediabetic, I’d say… Continue reading Heartbeat 13

Home Gym Setup

Home gyms have become a necessity for some since Covid-19. Some have fancy setups with tons of weights and setups for specific muscle groups, Peloton, rowers, etc. Others have taken to following along on their Apple TV or YouTube workouts. I’ve found that simplicity works best for me, leading to more consistency and enjoyment. I… Continue reading Home Gym Setup

Heartbeat 12

Welcome to the Heartbeat- a roundup of interesting facts, studies, news, and tidbits on health, diet, and living your best life. To reduce food waste, eat nutrient dense foods that are satiating. Ignore studies like this that feed participants muffins for breakfast. I’m a fan of animal protein as it’s often full of vitamins and minerals, but there’s a limit… Continue reading Heartbeat 12

Optimal office setups

I returned to my office this week. It’s nice to be back in an environment with clearly distinct separations between life & work. I had that same feeling of the unknown and excitement that’s familiar when starting a new job. What I really enjoyed was having my desk and monitor back. I like to work… Continue reading Optimal office setups

Paternalistic Benefits at Work

I’ve long been a fan of Basecamp the company. Their thought leadership is strong, and I think this is something that comes from the top of the organization. I use an “@hey.com” email address and listen to their podcast Rework. I’ve read several of their books and it’s had a positive impact on my work process.… Continue reading Paternalistic Benefits at Work

Generations of Mom & Pops

My daughter has been getting into skateboarding recently. After waiting long enough to filter out a potential flash in the pan interest we decided to get her some pads to go with her helmet.  To do this, we drove to the skate shop down the street. It was the same skate shop I got my first skateboard… Continue reading Generations of Mom & Pops

What’s a Computer?

Apple announced a series of new devices yesterday, and they continue to blue the lines between computer, tablet, and phone. They released a Pro version of the iPad with a pretty impressive display and a M1 chip- the same chip that powers their new computers.  A device this portable, available with a keyboard, built in… Continue reading What’s a Computer?