Nordstrom’s Knows What I Want

Nordstrom’s Knows What I Want I had searched my make/model of MacBookPro on Amazon for a replacement battery and after selecting a “brand new” battery at a low price, I ordered it. When it came, it clearly wasn’t the right model. Disappointed. I returned it because Amazon Prime is great about refunding your money with […]

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An “Agile” Experiment

An “Agile” Experiment Here’s is an experiment I would like everyone to try: For one full week, whenever you see or hear the word “Agile” (or “agile”) in a sentence about project management, software, development, etc. substitute “Agile” with the following phrases: …thinking for yourself… …talking to people… …producing things that people want… …looking at […]

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If Restaurants Were Like Hospitals…

If restaurants were like hospitals, you would have a reservation for your meal and arrive on time but they would still leave you waiting in the lobby for over an hour. They would finally seat you at a table and bring out every dish, glass, and piece of silverware you could possibly need. Then you […]

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Eagle and Dragon

My mind has been officially and completely blown.  I spent two weeks in a country whose language I could not speak, read, or write.  The people there, in various degrees, were able to speak and read my language.  It was nice in a way to be able to tune out and not understand EVERY conversation […]

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Allow yourself to be amazed…

I arrived in Shanghai this afternoon a little hot and tired.  With the heat, humidity, and my hair being on the longer side than usual, I decided “Why  NOT go to a shop where the people have no idea what I am saying and let them cut my hair??? I think I said three things: […]

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Do Nothing

Yesterday I visited the Forbidden City. I spent many hours marveling at the intricacies, the excess, simplicity, harmony, feng shui, sheer number of people…  On the way out, my guide took me to a gift shop off the beaten path.  It seems like it was poised for Westerners with numerous higher-end items of jade and […]

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Agile At Scale? Rubbish!

I really like filet mignon. I also really like chicken cordon bleu.  However, if you have ever been at a wedding or in a mass dining experience, you know that most of the time these dishes are best served in as small a quantity as possible.  There are other dishes that are suited for the masses.  Or, […]

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Anger Danagement

I don’t like many Adam Sandler films.  In fact, I only like one: Anger Management.  It is actually one of my favorite films of all time.  Why?  Because I am THAT guy. Most of my life has been spent trying my best to not piss anyone off.  I always seem to be yielding to others. […]

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Bonuses and Gambling

Bonuses are like gambling; people feel really great for a few minutes when they are “winning” and horrible for a long time when they “lose”, which is why I have been vehemently against gambling my whole life.

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