Sunday, February 17, 2013


My father, my daughter & I skied today.  I've been skiing with my Dad for about 42 years. This year, he has some trouble getting his ski boots on & off, but no trouble smiling, skiing and chatting on the lift. 

Cherish these moments!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Other Nuerons

I spend a lot of time with a keyboard. Most of my time is spent on the ephemeral form of email. Most of the hard work is in the longer form of white paper, data sheet and sales kit.

Today, I did something I've never done before. I wrote a 100 word story - and I used dialogue. I've never written anything with dialogue before. Because I knew it had to be short and precise, I tried something new. It was wonderful to do. I even like the result.

Innovation within constraints is both creative and problem solving. It fires different neurons.

Pick a narrowly defined project and do it differently.