In New England, Monday was a holiday. For the long weekend, I went to Barkhamsted, CT, to fish. I rented a small room on a river. Fished about eight to 10 hours a day. Water was very low, which made for very challenging conditions. The fish spooked easily, and so, you had to slowly creep
After a two-hour drive and six hours of hard fishing on Saturday, I had landed only one very small fish. I felt pretty dejected. But, I’ve learned in the past that if I keep going, good things usually happen. It certainly did again. At the bottom of this post are pictures of a 22″ brown
After 9/11, there was a massive push from our citizens to quickly put “boots on the ground” in Afghanistan. My first gut reaction was: this won’t end well. After Germany fully opened its borders to immigrants from Syria, I thought: there’s going to be push-back. No, I’m not a political scientist, and I don’t try
This American Life Originally aired 6.24.2016 590: Choosing Wrong Stories of people making the wrong choice, even though the right one is staring them squarely in the eye. Basketball players making a conscious decision to not do the thing that makes them better, pollsters refusing to see the truth of Donald Trump, and more. ©
I was interviewed today for a Facebook Live session at the Harvard Business Review. The simplicity of the technology involved floored me. HBR used a camera and a laptop to stream live the interview. They also had two people moderate the comments and tee them up near real-time. It was fascinating to engage with a
Risk is an interesting thing. It’s always there, and how you divide it is the key question. I this morning read about Spotify’s $1 billion convertible note financing. Some interesting terms have been leaked, though I don’t know why the company would want those out in the market. And, I’m sure, there are other terms.