A round-up of May reading, which was almost entirely non-fiction, aside from a read-aloud to the kids.
It’s hard to come away from Donella Meadows’s classic book Thinking in Systems without the conviction that systems thinking might hold the secret decoder key for the universe.
As office denizens approach a year of remote working, we’re feeling a level of comfort with remote work, and even thinking about which elements of remote work we want to carry forward into our post-pandemic work cultures. But alongside the COVID remote experience, there is a parallel set of companies (mostly technology firms) that haveContinue reading “What all-remote companies can teach us about post-pandemic remote working”
I don’t know about you, but I’ve fallen into the bad habit of letting the most important things get short shrift because something urgent comes along, or because my energy is just too depleted for anything besides mindless Twitter scrolling. I was frustrated with myself, and wanted to make more conscious decisions about how IContinue reading “Being intentional about time”
I’ve been reflecting on my stint as a CEO, and what I think matters most for effective leadership. I don’t think I always live up to these ideals, but this is what I strive for. Galvanize people to a mission, so they understand and are motivated by how their individual contributions make a difference forContinue reading “A Leadership Manifesto”
A round-up of my January reading. The Spy and the Traitor and Thinking in Systems were this month’s stand-outs.