When I started working for a financial software company back in 2002, most of us had our own cubicles and all of the ‘higher ups’ had their own offices. Today I work for a firm with an open floor plan for developers, consultants, sales folks, and senior executives with only a few offices mainly for… Continue reading Open floor plans
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?
In 2014 I dove deep into my geek identity and started reading comic books again. I’ve read a few in the past several years but I haven’t really been much of a comic book reader since I was a kid. But last year I spent lots of my evenings and weekends reading comics and deeply… Continue reading Comic books
There’s a new page on this blog with info about some new directions I’m taking here. Check it out and let me know what you think. Enjoy!
The second book I want to share brief thoughts on here (the one I referenced in my earlier post on Wolfe’s A Man in Full) is a modern translation of The Emperor’s Handbook by Marcus Aurelius. Translated by David V. Hicks and his brother C. Scot Hicks, this modernized version of the meditations of a… Continue reading Meditations
I mentioned in a recent update that I wanted to add another page to my blog where I can put in brief reviews of some books that I’ve been reading. Two books I’ll be writing about soon that relate closely to the work I do are Grow by Jim Stengel (about how ideals power growth… Continue reading A Man in Full
So those of you who follow me on Twitter (and if you’re not following me please check out my tweets @asbiv) may have noticed that I recently started reading (and tweeting about) The Emperor’s Handbook by Marcus Aurelius, a Roman Emperor and a Stoic. Lots of folks who think about leadership and character seem to… Continue reading A life lived on purpose