Seasons

Seasons are a great tool for starting and ending well. They allow low-stakes launches and clean breaks. They make intensity easier by allowing fallow time and regeneration. Seasons make it clear where you’re going, and for how long: “Season one…

You snooze you lose

… is a fact of life. It means if you’re not alert, you’ll miss out. It doesn’t mean that it’s okay to snatch something out of someone’s hand just because they’re not looking, or that we shouldn’t set something aside…

Top posts from Seth Godin

This is a list I’ll update from time to time The digital divide is being flipped About inequality at the foundations of education in the 21st century. Non-profit overhead What matters is your impact. Hugely relevant to anyone building an…

Fruit now

This post was lost in the Crocapocalypse – I’m reposting it with its original date. I had a reminder from a friend that our ‘long now’ still includes right now. We plant seeds, we grow to fruitfulness – and we enjoy the fruit…

Faff around and explore

Focus is good, and staying on target admirable. But there’s a lot to be said for detours, exploring and faffing around. This post was a very productive detour, and will be a springboard for a lot more learning. Dibble. Dabble.

Vectors of value

What if all of the value you created could be understood along one of three axes: time, energy (including matter, which includes information), and space. Time We create value by changing the amount of time something takes. This could be saving…

More from Mill

More from Mill on diversity (see Hybrids). It’s a longer quotation than usual, but it’s great. In short: diversity and mixing allow new “good things, which did not before exist.” – hybrids. It will not be denied by anybody, that…

Hybrids (1)

By most accounts, hybridity is a good thing. Cross breeding animals and plants can result in stronger, healthier populations. John Stuart Mill argued that diversity of ideas makes us societies stronger too.  That mankind are not infallible; that their truths, for…

Unlucky for some

No post on the 13th. Actually, it was a scheduling error. I’m not sure what happened, but I’ll pay a bit more attention next time I schedule a post. But we’re ahead overall – this cheeky little number is post…