The Case for Dennis Rodman is one of the finest things on the entire internet.
If you hate statistics, you'll hate it.
If you can merely muddle through statistics -- you don't have to like them -- it's a set of essays where bombshell after bombshell of epiphany and mental models break through.
It looks at bias, naive and advanced statistics, hubris, winning, contributions to team efforts, resource usage, utilization, media, narratives, historical eras and change... it's sometimes meandering, sometimes laser-focused, highly aware of itself and its own potential flaws... it's a masterpiece.
You should probably read it, but that's not the point of this post.
I don't really get excited too easily, but this has me really excited -- it looks like the time tracking app I've been wanting for years.
Eternity Time Log is an iOS app (iPhone, iPad) that lets you track time easily.
Why do I like it?
Setup takes like 5 minutes to figure out, to create a bunch of different hierarchical categories. So I can add "blog" and "TSR" under writing, and when I track time on either of those, it both adds up to writing time... and then it takes only a single button to start and stop --
Podcast Appearance on The Art of Authenticity --
Had an awesome conversation with my friend Laura Coe on her new and killer Art of Authenticity podcast --
Linkage to Sebastian Marshall on Art of Authenticity
Or check it on Laura's site.
(While you're there, check out Carlos Miceli's appearance too -- Carlos is such an ace and such a positive wonderful guy, you'll enjoy his episode too.)
It's Sunday, so I did my Weekly Review today.
Last week was a barnburner -- one of the most productive "normal weeks" I've had in recent history. A week at a conference or the culmination of a huge event might be highly productive, but I size those up a little differently than a week where I'm just going through the standard sets of work I typically do without some large external happenings.
Last week, an incredibly large amount of good and important things got done.
Thus, I was excited to review the week. How'd this happen? Why'd it go so well? What can I learn from it?
I'll give you the spoiler right now: 13 hours of great work accounted for just about all of the results this week.
For my February column at Ciara Pressler's new Pregame Magazine, I'm taking questions on community, finding exceptional friends, building out your social circle, etc.
I'll answer all questions at least briefly, and go into depth on at least one of them.
Leave your Q's here in the comments or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org -- regards,
... and that makes me really happy.
I haven't done any promotion since re-launching The Strategic Review. Nothin'. And yet, over the last 5 days, we added over 80 new subscribers just through word of mouth. Awesome.
Here's what people are saying --
I get a lot of inbound requests for personal consulting which I've had to turn down the last couple years. My commercial projects often have me becoming effectively the right-hand man for a CEO of a growing company, and I haven't had the bandwidth to take on clients who don't need that level of intensity, or who are looking for something other than the type of commercial work I typically do.
One thing I wanted to start for 2016 is to start working with people at scale more.
Hence, I developed this new offering --
Productized Service: Get Your Next Project On Rails
“In peace there's nothing so becomes a manAs modest stillness and humility:But when the blast of war blows in our ears,Then imitate the action of the tiger...”
Back in 2013, I had a newsletter that people really liked called "The Strategic Review" --
It got popular and people were raving about it, but I didn't have the bandwidth to support writing it. Each issue took too much research and too many hours to put out there.
Annnd we're at the home stretch. We had a great event at Harvard two days ago -- one of the best we've had with really top to bottom great talks, and super actionable Q&A -- and that means we're three dates from wrapping.
NYU: Sunday, 25 October at 2PMNYU Silver Building (Room 405)31 Washington Place New York, NY 10012Link to free ticket reservation for NYC
MIT: Tuesday, 27 October at 11:45AMMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyE51-395, Tang Center (70 Memorial Drive), Room 395Cambridge, MA 02138Link to free ticket reservation for Cambridge
CESA: Thursday, 29 October at 7:30AM
CESA - Salon Alvaro Valencia TovarCra. 6 N.° 34-51Bogota, ColombiaLink to free ticket reservation for Bogota
Forgive me if this post makes no sense -- it's technical and I'm too new to this to be able to simplify it intelligently. I hope the gist of it comes across at least a bit and primes some interesting thinking in you.
I was introduced to Graph Databases yesterday by a really smart and expansive-thinking attendee of Kai's salon in Las Vegas --
My mind is on fire. I couldn't sleep last night. I'm really, really excited about this.
I track and capture a lot of data -- spend, calories, adherence to habits (I'm currently on Week 77 of tracking my habits on the Lights Spreadsheet, with only maybe 3-5 weeks disrupted in that timeframe), and lots more.