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Why are we doing anything, if without purpose? I’m definitely trying to do something big with my life—but without it knocking me on my ass. Studies of baboon tribes have shown that the highest stress levels are are in the very highest-ranking and very lowest-ranking males, so I’m setting my sites somewhere in between… okay, actually towards the upper-end of the scale. But I don’t want to miss out on being a husband, daddy, and enjoyer of life. This section of my website is where I sort through these issues and try to make that ding in the universe without letting it consume me.

Here are some articles about Strategy and Success:

  • Meetings Not Required to Change Game Work at a big company? Want to be a high impact player? No need to hear the sound of your own voice at meetings. Rather, just do what you know is right for the right reasons. Stick to your soundly-held convictions and throw some weekends and personal time to the cause. It will pay off. Peter ...
  • Optimizing Technology in a Busy Life I sit here on the A Train with coffee in one hand, blogging with iPhone in the other. How I want a subvocalization thought-to-text transcriber to narrate from my mind. Dragon Naturally Thinking, anyone? Demo’d but not on the market yet? Sign me up! While I’m waiting, I’ll wade through the ocean of compromise-laiden second-bests–like the ...
  • Firing on All Cylinders and the Opportunity Stream The metaphor I use for things running well is going to be dated very soon: firing on all cylinders. That metaphor will go the way of the combustion engine. But that’s exactly what’s happening in my life now. After many years of turbulent change, which made me a victim of what Joel Spolsky would call ...
  • Furious Fists of Fire for Focused Fridays I have an opportunity the likes of which I have not had since I programmed HitTail–single-minded focus! At least, once a week. I plan on converting this opportunity into massive productivity that trickles back into the rest of the week. This blog post is about the background to this, and the planning that must happen ...