All ideas are fragile

“And just as Steve loved ideas, and loved making stuff, he treated the process of creativity with a rare and a wonderful reverence. You see, I think he better than anyone understood that while ideas ultimately can be so powerful, they begin as fragile, barely formed thoughts, so easily missed, so easily compromised, so easily… Continue reading All ideas are fragile

Failure is an Intelligence Test

Failure is the key to success, but as with any other key, it wont take you anywhere unless you consciously and creatively use it to open the right doors. This week, on the Praxis Blog, I discuss my thoughts on failure and why it’s important for us to learn how to fail intelligently. To read… Continue reading Failure is an Intelligence Test

Professional Optimism

“I get it, it’s nice up here. You could just shut down all the systems, turn down all the lights, just close your eyes and tune out everyone. There’s nobody up here that can hurt you. It’s safe. What’s the point of going on? What’s the point of living? Your kid died, it doesn’t get… Continue reading Professional Optimism

Drive ’em crazy

Langston Hughes wrote: “Looks like what drives me crazy don’t have no effect on you. But I’m gonna keep on at it ‘till it drives you crazy, too.” In poetry, Langston Hughes discovered both the philosopher’s stone and the fountain of youth. Through the rhythmic interplay of word and feeling, he created worlds of magic that… Continue reading Drive ’em crazy

Keep Shooting!

Disclaimer: this is another NBA playoff inspired blog post. But even if you’re not a sports fan, hang in there. You still may get some value from this. One of the rising young stars of this year’s post-season is 25-year old Golden State Warriors point-guard Steph Curry. In only his fourth year of professional basketball,… Continue reading Keep Shooting!