Author Archives: Skip Walter

Asking for Help – Need Readers for My Draft Book

I need some help. I am looking for a few “young entrepreneurs” or young at heart entrepreneurs who have a few hours to read through an early draft of Emails for a Young Entrepreneur and share with me your first impressions. As … Continue reading

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Lifelet: The Seahawk Twelves

What an unbelievable journey for Seahawk nation here in Southeast Alaska (thank you Jimmy Johnson). For the last month, “Flipping My Perspective” is a way of life as I do my daily flips. For the last two weeks my Seahawk … Continue reading

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Lifelet: It’s Not About the Nail

How do you teach empathetic listening? It is not something that you can lecture about. You have to experience it. At a recent developmental seminar, we went through several paired exercises to improve our deep listening skills. However, sometimes a … Continue reading

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Flipping My Perspective

My colleague, David Robinson, just completed his book The Seer: The Mind of the Entrepreneur, Artist,Visionary, Seeker, Learner, Leader, Creator…You. David’s book follows a young entrepreneur and his Socratic interactions with a mysterious guru Virgil. The book is about seeing the world … Continue reading

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Lifelet: Your Verse Anthem

It takes a lot for a TV ad in the middle of an NFL game to cause me to pay attention. This afternoon Apple managed to wake me out of my inattention with one of the most moving vignettes I’ve … Continue reading

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Lifelet: Things you don’t think about on Halloween

I went to get some cash out of our Bank of America ATM and found this handwritten sign. Sometimes you just have to let the pictures speak for themselves: Lifelets are brief glimpses of daily life that are small creative acts … Continue reading

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Questions?

Twas the night before Halloween and I couldn’t resist. My lovely bride stocked our house with our annual sugar overdose and I dove in. The Heath Bars and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups somehow leaped into my hand. As the sugar … Continue reading

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Lifelet: He made me think!

While writing my blog post today on “Epistemology of Software,” I credited Drew Paine with “making me think.” In 1981, I worked for an executive vice president at Digital Equipment Corporation, Don Busiek. Whenever Don would introduce me to someone, … Continue reading

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Epistemology of Software?

While in the middle of a UW HCDE committee review of Drew Paine‘s dissertation research proposal, I was fascinated by the first sentence of his project goal: “The driving philosophical goal of my dissertation is to critically examine the epistemology … Continue reading

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Lifelet: Growing Alice

On a beautiful fall, sunny day in Seattle, Alice’s parents asked us if we could give them a break and babysit for the little girl. Oh, twist our arms. The day before, my loving bride uploaded eight months of photos … Continue reading

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