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.
August 7, 2008 Today I finished reading Po Bronson's "The Nudist on the Late Shift." Its an interesting look at a wide swathe of different players in the Silicon Valley internet bubble. Well, to be more precise, in the first Silicon Valley internet bubble. Looking at the state of Valley entrepreneurship today, almost ten years later, much of what Bronson has to say is still intensely relevant.