Yesterday my wife and I watched the 2014 movie Selma about the event leading up to the Civil Rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965. The timing for watching the movie was somewhat coincidental; it’s been in our Netflix queue for months and the disc just happened to show up in time for us… Continue reading Selma
Looking at my posts here for 2015 is a bit depressing. I started the year full of excitement, with a plan to put up brief posts as often as five times each week on different topics – why that sounded sustainable after several months in which I’d posted only half a dozen times in total… Continue reading Back on the block
I spend a lot of time thinking about purpose. Sometimes of course I’m too busy to raise my eyes above the whirlwind of tasks buffeting me through my day; on days like those (and there have been a number of them in the past few months) the only purpose I can focus on is simply… Continue reading Living with purpose
Those of you who have been reading my blog for a while probably know that in 2015 I began an experiment. After a couple of years of writing mostly about Agile software development and my role as a product owner I wanted to broaden the set of topics i write about. There are plenty of… Continue reading Refocusing this blog
No I have not disappeared, nor have I decided to stop blogging. But as I mentioned in a recent post work and life have kept me incredibly busy lately and so I have not had much time for this more enjoyable and leisurely hobby of putting my thoughts in at least some semblance of order… Continue reading Brief update
I’ve been writing and tweeting lately about leadership, change, culture and diversity and wanted to share a few more thoughts on this confluence of topics today. Hopefully this isn’t too abstract but sometimes trying to write frequently means that it will take several shorter posts to get at the heart of a topic that I… Continue reading Leading for change
What am I reading today? This seems appropriate: Harlem BY LANGSTON HUGHES What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun? Or fester like a sore— And then run? Does it stink like rotten meat? Or crust and sugar over— like a syrupy sweet? Maybe it just sags… Continue reading MLK Day
For whatever reason I find former President Lyndon Johnson fascinating. I’ve read a few articles about him as a person and a president and some or all of a few biographies (including Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream by Doris Kearns Goodwin). But my favorite reading about this deeply complex man has been the multi-volume… Continue reading What can we learn from LBJ?
I mentioned when I retooled this blog for the new year that in addition to my regular five post per week on what I’m reading, questions I have, leadership, pop culture, and Agile I would also be doing some re-blogging or link-posting to cool things I found and occasional other random posts on stuff that… Continue reading Is it stupid to be an optimist?
My Thursday pop culture blog entries will touch on many different things depending on what I’ve been doing that week but today I wanted to start by recommending a great podcast called We Have Concerns (email@example.com). You can find this on iTunes and elsewhere. The hosts are Anthony Carboni (@acarboni) and Jeff Cannata (@jeffcannata) and… Continue reading We Have Concerns