Book reviews · Pop culture · Reading

The Damnation of Charlie Wormwood – vol 1

There’s not much better to do when you’re in bed sick all day than read comic books.  There are lots of great ways to read them, including one I’ve mentioned before: Thrillbent (www.Thrillbent.com).  This digital comic service offers a platform for writers and artists to publish digital comics that take full advantage of the medium… Continue reading The Damnation of Charlie Wormwood – vol 1

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Book reviews · Pop culture · Reading

Not quite knee-deep in Infinite Jest

At this point I’ve read roughly 220 pages of the massive 1020 page tome that is David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest.  Every time I get to the point of wanting to dismiss it as stream of consciousness disconnected random thoughts strung together with no apparent concern for plot or characterization, I stumble into passages of… Continue reading Not quite knee-deep in Infinite Jest

Book reviews · Pop culture · Reading · Spirituality

The Wicked + The Divine – Vol 1

I find our current culture’s fascination with spirituality interesting given that it is paired with a growing percentage of the population that affiliates with no specific faith tradition.  I’m not sure how much this milieu contributes to the broad appeal of the comic book The Wicked + The Divine (my seventh book read so far… Continue reading The Wicked + The Divine – Vol 1

Agile · Principles · Product management

ASPIRE – from Steve Johnson

Let me begin by saying that if you care about product development and product management then I encourage you to follow Steve Johnson on Twitter (@sjohnson717) and check out his blog (http://under10consulting.com/).  His insights are consistently useful, his experience helpful broad, and his writing style clear.  If you follow me on twitter or read my… Continue reading ASPIRE – from Steve Johnson

Book reviews · Decision making · Ideals · Leadership · Planning · questions

Four key questions leaders ask themselves

I recently read an essay entitled Moments of Greatness: Entering the Fundamental State of Leadership from the Harvard Business Review.  The author encouraged all leaders to ask themselves four questions about areas of their leadership – key projects or groups they are leading – that I found particularly compelling.  Since reading the article I’ve spent… Continue reading Four key questions leaders ask themselves