On Speaking Out Effectively

I’m enjoying the book Talent is Overrated by Geoff Colvin. In sum: talent does not exist. People excel through “deliberate practice”: hard, focused work on key skills that stretch their growth, repeated with feedback for a lot of hours; followed by similar work on the next set of skills to extend their growth. It is … Read more

Observing kids and parenting

On Friday I spent some time walking downtown with my girl and spent some time at the library. There I observed some interesting interactions between parents, kids and authority. Baby was playing on the big pillows in the kids’ area with another, bigger boy. After his mother reminded him to be careful as he played, … Read more