Process is about raising floors and removing ceilings


I’ll admit it: I’m obsessed with creating processes. Whenever it looks like I’m going to do something more than once, I start creating a process. It’s nothing big – I just write down what I plan to do before I do it. Viola! A process. Processes can take many different forms and names: a checklist, a plan, a recipe, a playbook, a workflow, etc. They are all processes...

A few recent articles on steriods


My position on steroids in sports is pretty well established, but I know how much you all love hearing more about it. So here are a few recent articles. Lance Armstrong: Victim? This sounds like a review of the USADA’s prosecution of Lance Armstrong, but really an examination of their power and their role as a quasi-governmental agency that operates without the oversight and Constitutional...

Lightbulbs and patent trolls


I’m always searching for good analogies that highlight what’s wrong with software patents. I don’t remember where I saw this, but I like it. We all know the story of how Thomas Edison invented the lightbulb. He knew the basics of what he needed to invent: something that would glow consistently when a current was applied to it, but wouldn’t burn up too quickly. The idea for...

I’m posting stuff on Tumblr


Maybe you’ve noticed that I haven’t posted much on this blog in a while. Actually, I’ve never posted on this blog very often. Regardless, I’ve started posting things over on my [Tumblr blog](). It’s mostly funny stuff, so if you’re into that sort of thing, go check it out. One challenge I’ve always run into with this blog is the desire to write very long...


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