I was at a kid’s birthday party a few months ago and was reading this Tweet (note: it’s a better idea to spend time with other adults at the party instead of on your phone): https://twitter.com/brentbeshore/status/1005514676669542400?s=12 “We’ve looked at around 300 construction-related companies this year and every one of them says the biggest challenge, by … Continue reading Disappearing Jobs
The Harvard Business Review wrote an article a couple years back titled, The Simple Economics of Machine Intelligence. It’s a fascinating piece. Digest it slowly and over several cups of coffee/beer/wine/La Croix/whatever. Changes afoot caused by machine intelligence: Cost of goods and services that rely on prediction will continue to decline. Cheap is good, right? Well, … Continue reading Where is The Future Going, Anyway?
Event to event. Hectic. Fast-paced. Schedule conflicts. Pack it all in. Tired. Running on empty. Resting. Slowing down. Contemplation. Margin. I’ve been thinking a lot about what it means to have margin in my life for the last few months. I’m terrible at having margin in my life — mornings, lunch breaks, late nights, whatever. Margins were … Continue reading Margin
I’ve taken some road trips recently. With and without my family. It’s given me a lot of time to think. 25+ hours for this last time, for example. It’s brought me closer to my wife and granted us conversations we’d never have had otherwise. As I was driving the endless miles of an orange-brown hue … Continue reading Road trips, conversations, and unintended delights
Do you listen to the themes playing around you? I didn’t. I’ve had an eventful few months in my personal and professional life recently. A repeating theme has been having the right priorities in place. It’s easy to have the right priorities written down, it’s another to live them out. My wife kept telling me … Continue reading Themes of Life
You don’t learn life lessons from the happiest place on earth, you learn them through the tribulations and pains we all go through. Today, we drove through Sacramento heading to Fresno (yes, it’s hot) and it’s been about a year since we last did traveled to Fresno. Except last time we got rear ended by … Continue reading Learning From Weakness
A lot of people think, “oh, I can just build that. I don’t need to pay someone else an ongoing fee.” But that’s the wrong thinking for two reasons. It’s not like I need a dining table to put food on and I can either build it or buy it. That’s a one time purchase. … Continue reading Build Versus Buy