Lessons from Books, Heinlen Edition

One of my favorite books is Starship Troopers by Robert Heinlein. Not only is it a fun science fiction novel, there are multiple leadership lessons I have learned from this book. Relying on your experienced people What is the only factor that can save you when the load is too heavy? Anyone?” (…) “Your leading sergeant, […]

Quality Controls and Growth

So I was looking back at the blog post I did after my extended hiatus, and I realized that it is almost identical to the blog post I did the previous time I took an extended hiatus. This in itself is (to me at least) highly amusing, because I’ve literally written blog posts on writing […]

It’s Been A While

Wow, that was longer than I realized. When it comes to forming habits, they say (whoever “they” are) that it takes about a month of consistency to form a habit. If true, then the corollary is that it probably only takes about a month of NOT doing something to lose the habit (in reality it […]

High Speed, Low Drag

As a leader in an organization, a concept you need to become familiar with is that of, “High quality, high velocity decisions.” Many, many decisions pass in front of me every day. As I read my emails, watch my text messages, and attend my meetings, there are either specific decisions asked of me, or opportunities […]

Agility. Does It Mean What You Think It Means?

In my role I spend a huge amount of time on peer reviews and design reviews. Recently I had the privilege of being able to do design reviews for some interns who are here for summer internship. It was a ton of fun because here are people with fresh new ideas and fresh new perspectives, […]