It Is Better To Be Better

If we want to be heard, we must first stop making noise. Distance and time are no longer barriers to communication. Distance has become irrelevant and the time between putting a message into the world and having that message received has condensed down to nearly an instant. The new barrier to communication is noise. Everyone…

A World Of Opportunity

Simply because you agree with something does not mean it is right. One of the great tragedies of our modern age is the ease with which we are able to find others, often masses of perfect strangers, who agree with us when we are wrong. In the past, humans were confined by geography and technology…

The Path Not Yet Considered

Leadership, by definition, is an unpopular opinion. It is impossible to take the lead by conforming to public opinion, by acquiescing to a perceived consensus, or by trying to be popular instead of right. Leadership requires that we break away from what has already been done, what is being done, or what is obvious to…

The Lessons Of Youth

One of the most powerful and long-lasting lessons of my childhood came from being required to do chores around the house before being allowed to go outside to play with my friends. As parents, we want the best for our children. We want them to be kind, decent, and successful. And, we want to provide…

The Notification Spiral

All notifications are not created equal. We now live in the notification era. Instead of us having to actively seek out information, communication, and interaction, the technology we have at our fingertips has become such that these things actually seek us out. Our phones, tablets, and computers ding, buzz, and light up all day and…