November 24, 2018 Some months ago, a friend recommend Christopher Alexander's A Pattern Language. I hadn't heard of it before, and as I started poking around I realized that this was the second of a series of three books, and recommendations generally pointed me to start instead with The Timeless Way of Building.
October 1, 2018 Although it's not universally true, I've found that as folks move into more senior roles, they spend a lot more time writing. The nature of these documents vary depending on your role--strategies, presentations, memos, announcements, email, etc--but your written word often becomes your most important medium of communication. I'm fortunate to have spent a lot of time writing over the past decade, in addition to attending a liberal arts college, so this shift has generally has been something I've enjoyed.
February 11, 2018 Recently I read "The Dip: A Little Book That Teaches You When to Quit" by Seth Godin. It's something like sixty pages, short enough that you can read it in one sitting, but the ideas are interesting enough that I've brought them up quite a bit during conversation lately. So, I've written a quick summary.