Have You Been Here Before?

“Have you been here before?” the clerk asked. For a moment I was frozen in time. I stared blankly back at him. While my eyes fell upon his face, my mind’s eye carried through him and morphed into a target-less gaze. He was in his 50s and the vantage of…

Talking to Think v. Thinking to Talk

I’m in the process of hiring a life/executive coach to work with over the next year. I’ve been interviewing coaches over the last few weeks to ascertain fit, approach and style. One of the coaches I interviewed last week made a fascinating (to me) observation as we chatted: I talk…

Waze + Redfin

I had lunch today with one of my favorite people. We talked about life and family, work and travel, traditions, vacations, and painting furniture. All of the things I love! The sun was shining (a rarity in DC these days) and the conversation flowed as natural as it always has…

Finding the Right Blend Between Algorithms and Humans

If you you haven't been following, well, trending new topics lately than you've probably missed the recent hoopla surrounding Facebook's Trending Topics. Here's a quick recap: earlier this month Gizmodo reported on life inside Facebook's Trending Topics followed by a subsequent report claiming Facebook contract employees routinely suppressed news stories of…

In Response to “[…] is a toy”

Steven Sinofsky recently wrote about technologies labeled as toys and recounts a list of innovations over his career labeled as such. He posits that “it can be said that being labeled a toy is necessary, but not sufficient, to become the next big thing.” His article begs the question, what…

Insights from a 7th Grader

Two weeks ago, I took my oldest son Nick (12 years old in the 7th grade) to the Wizard's game. We grabbed dinner at District Taco before walking over to the Verizon Center. At the time we were in the midst of Mobile World Congress. Two days earlier (February 21st),  Samsung…

Happy B-day Dr. Seuss!

Some of my favorite quotes: "It is better to know how to learn than to know." "Life's too short to wake up with regrets. So love the people who treat you right, forgive the ones who don't and believe that everything happens for a reason. If you get a chance,…
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