One type of rich…

… is when you have multiple solutions to everyday problems comfortably within your grasp. The journey to “What will my family eat?” from “Will my family eat?” is the journey from poverty to prosperity. The additional step – to “What would each member of my family most like to eat?” is a transition to a world of abundance unimaginable to…

DriverlessCrocolutions 2019: Update 1

Disclaimer: I’m writing this as a note to self, and for anyone interested in the process. If that’s not you – then it’s not for you. Lots happened in January and I didn’t manage to get down to specifics with my new year’s resolutions for DriverlessCroc. For those who came in late… here’s an out-of-order review of my DC-related goals: Resolution 7: Work on these goals in 12 week chunks Achievable right now – by chunking the other goals, then executing on the…

How tools spread

How do tools – ideas and understandings, practices, and real physical tools – get to the people who need them? Some tools may only need to be seen to by copied and spread. A tool will spread if it is: Visible – people need to see it (or hear, or read about it) Beneficial – people need to see that…

Getting things done

Thought for the day: There will always be more good ideas than capacity to execute. Chris McChesney, Sean Covey & Jim Huling – The 4 Disciplines of Execution (amazon) Conclusion: focus on one or two wildly important goals at a time, and get them done. This is a lesson that I learn, apply, forget and re-learn in different areas of my…

DriverlessSpecodile (The DC Podcast Spec)

This is an attempt at speccing the DC podcast using questions from Seth Godin’s This is Marketing. 1. Audience: Who do I seek to serve? What is the world view of the audience you’re seeking to reach?  The Driverless Crocodile podcast is for people who believe that the world can be better – in big ways or small – and…

Their thing

It’s great that you have a thing – that you’re clear about it what it is and how important it is, and that you’re talking about it and taking action and enjoying it to boot. It’s great that it’s yours. The temptation to avoid is to try to make it everybody else’s thing as well. Trying to get people who…

Alacrity…

… is a splendid virtue. Remember how much better everything feels when you… … step lively / jump to it / look alive / haul away / do it now. Remember the quickness, lightness and sureness of step, and how much you can get done. Alacrity makes even arduous tasks seem better because with it, they’re quickly behind you. See also: …

Tom Peters on ‘People Stuff’

I’ve made a start on The Excellence Dividend and really like what Tom Peters has to say, and how he says it. Here he is in his inimitable ALL CAPS style: WHILE I’VE BEEN ON THE EXCELLENCE DIVIDEND  BOOK TOUR–MOSTLY PODCASTS — I’VE BEEN ASKED OVER AND OVER TO EXPLAIN MY “OBSESSION” WITH THE “PEOPLE STUFF.” I USUALLY ANSWER, SNIPPILY,…

The toll gate

There were several cars backed up at the toll gate. Was the toll gate broken, or had the front car broken down? The problem was simply that the driver at the front of the queue had forgotten to top up their payment card – so they were stuck. They rifled through their wallet. Tried their backup. Thought for a moment.…

Not But

Not Competition Get-what-we-can Clocking in Dominance Because we feel we have to But Affiliation Generosity Showing up Significance Because we feel we should – and we can Hat tip: Bernadette Jiwa and Seth Godin