Tag: Work

  • Intellectual superpower books

    Maybe because I am a bookworm, but this is a tweet storm that I decided to make a blog post to better organize my thoughts. Investigation of truth The Pleasure of Finding Things Out: The Best Short Works of Richard P. Feynman. Jeffrey Robbins (Editor). This provided confirmation bias on my love of tinkering on […]

  • Feature request: Thumbs up on email

    In work chats, I love that someone will put a thumbs up on a message rather than respond. I will hover over it to see who acknowledged it. To me it means, “what was communicated is complete. No questions. No additional feedback.” Probably it just means, “I accept this, but don’t want to drag this […]

  • A world without work

    The funny thing about being a technocrat is the goal is to end my work. Create solutions for everything, but in a true Moving The Goal Post situation. As soon as one has crafted the solution, there are improvements needed. As soon as it is perfect, there are new business processes and objectives. And then […]

  • Hard Work

    The CEO of Basecamp wrote about his definition of “hard work” being the work others do not want to do like construction, farming, cleaning, etc. Manual labor is hard. Six years ago, Georgia made a law making it easier for law enforcement to catch undocumented residents. People left the state. They experimented with… … Out of […]

  • Re-Imagining Work

    Guess Drive made me think about happiness at work more. How can we get people more engaged, more productive, and happier at work? Is technology part of the problem — and could it also be part of the solution? Dave Coplin, Chief Envisioning Officer at Microsoft, imagines what might be possible if more organisations embraced the […]

  • TEDxBloomington: The happy secret to better work

    When we are happier, our brains work better. Part of this could be viewing stresses as opportunities. If the above video does not load, then try The happy secret to better work.

  • TED Talk: Is Play More Than Fun?

    In the Q&A, Stuart Brown, co-author of Play: How It Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul, rejects the idea play is a rehersal for adulthood. Stopping an animal from playing doesn’t prevent the animal from being a successful predator. REM sleep provides the rehearsal needed for learning. Play is the next […]

  • We’ve Got Rats?

    This little snake was found in the hallway at work. I thought the commotion was a continuation over the geyser in a sink until GH asked if I brought my pet to work. Went over the see and snagged this before maintenance took it away. Hope he enjoys life on the other side of the […]

  • Dumbfounded By The Numbers

    Chancellor Eroll B. Davis Jr told the Georgia Board of Regents, “We grew essentially by a large university.” The USG gained 10,077 students (my alma mater has ~11,000) in a year. They calculate these fall term to fall term. In the same fall term to fall term time period, in the same same university system, […]

  • Dream Deadline

    So last night I dreamed I failed to meet a deadline. A couple police officers showed up in my cube, handcuffed me, and perp walked me out of the building with a bunch of people in the office staring.