Category: Meaningful Management

Procrastination is key for organization

Just getting everything moved into a new home is enough of a burden that some people give up at this point. They don’t bother with a concerted effort to unpack boxes. Instead, they wait until something is needed to rip apart boxes. These people often have countless unpacked boxes that their children have to rummage through the day after their…

Bad things aren’t the problem. Surprise is.

All day, every day, things don’t go as expected. Or, things fail. Or, just don’t go well. For example, I was recording a video today when suddenly my apartment was ensconced with the sound of a jack hammer coming from a crew doing road repairs outside my home. These unpleasantries can topple your mood in a matter of seconds. And…

Reinvent the Wheel!

I’ve never been a fan of absolutist prescription. Nothing is without qualification. For example, “don’t reinvent the wheel” I prefer “reinvent the wheel if you have a good reason…”

Guilt is not a measure of productivity

Recently, a good friend of mine articulated that guilt is not a sign of a lack of productivity. If you feel unproductive, you should take a minute to determine if it’s just misplaced guilt. Guilt comes from many things: Insecurity Wrong expectations No expectations No reflection upon success Forgetting the good, focusing on the bad Any of the above means…

The Desire to be Rational is an Insecurity

Last night I stumbled upon a conversation about consciousness and the conundrum of living forever if we can “upload” our mind. And then I was stuck wondering what it means once we’re uploaded. What happens to the bodies that we occupy? Are we the same person? Will the be a sense of continuity? Part of this conversation touched upon the…

Holography, Perception and Creativity

Watch this short video and see if you can figure out how this holographic display works: Now, here is another video that explains how it works along with another demonstration: And here’s a link the manufacturer’s site: https://kino-mo.com This technology underscores three important aspects of the human mind: – Your mind interprets the world and tells you a story. You…

Your emotions make you myopic

Part of what makes your mind brilliant is its ability to know what to ignore–what doesn’t matter. However, you’re going to be wrong quite often. Thankfully, most of the time it doesn’t matter. For example, you might trip while walking down a busy New York street and mistakenly think that at least a dozen people saw you trip and are…

Pedantry isn’t teaching

All too often I find books, courses, etc that go into great detail about a subject. Unfortunately it’s hard to learn when the author hasn’t taken the time to separate the wheat from the chaff. For example, far too many computer books are akin to a car manual. Thorough, but no emphasis on what matters. Teaching isn’t about covering every…

The Business of Dealing Drugs

A drug dealer doesn’t talk about how good cocaine is, they give out free lines. The latter makes a frequent flyer. That’s an analogy I used recently. I share it here only to show you that with a single blurb I can take your attention to drugs. All day long we have things that grab our attention. E-mails, phone calls,…