Innovation is as much pattern recognition as it is original ideas.

Failure is entirely a matter of attitude.

Sometimes the best question is why are we asking that?

In a world of vast interconnection, extensibility provides scale. Teaching is your knowledge API.

You never really arrive. You are always becoming. You are newer, not older. Your attitude is the antidote. This is emergence. 

Zoom all the way out. Let go of everything for a moment. There is nothing more important than laughing together. This is the space of memories.

Space is personal. Some space shouldn’t be filled. Let it be empty. Leaving space alone lets you continue to think about what to do with it.

The best leaders don’t make you feel like they’re leading, they make you feel like you’re learning.

Great ideas have a simple story. You can’t just have a great idea. You have to tell its story - a simple story. It’s a story others can tell themselves almost immediately in their own words. That simple.

Lead with questions or you’re just reacting.

What Does Your Success Pre-Game Look Like?

A look out the window. The whistling kettle. Quiet reflection. Reading. Coffee or tea. Music. Movement. It’s all pre-game.

There’s more to it but this rough sequence is a blueprint for my morning routine. The repetition. The pattern. It creates the space to think about what I need to accomplish to finish the day where I want to end up. It helps me look into the future, to consider what I’m willing push into tomorrow. 

What’s your pre-game look like? What do you rely on every morning? What’s setting you up for success each new day?

Performing — making something complete through transformation — is considerably more nuanced than mere achievement.

In philosophysystems theoryscience, and artemergence is the way complex systems and patterns arise out of a multiplicity of relatively simple interactions.


You see emergent compositions. A thin, light grid overlays everything. Gradient fills the space between things. You are a designer.

be a synapse

The act of sharing is one output of what you’re learning. When you share well, you not only share the “thing” (content) but also relevance (context) to those around you, making everyone incrementally smarter. This is the connected, meta-development that social media can facilitate exceptionally well with each new update/post. If you think something is relevant, it probably is. Explaining that relevance is a sort of “learning API” for others to connect to. So, like, be a synapse and stuff…