Category Archives: Learning

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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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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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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Strategic Networking with the Benziger Green Team

Several years ago, I encountered an excellent article in the Harvard Business Review which researched “How Leaders Create and Use Networks.” The authors made the distinction between Operational Networks, Personal Networks and Strategic Networks. Most of our time is spent working within Operational or Personal … Continue reading

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Lifelet: Whiteboarding

There is something about standing in front of a white board with a magic marker in hand that leads to my best thinking. Maybe it is the aromatics from the “dry erase” fumes. Maybe it is just the constant shifting … Continue reading

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Daydreaming of Kindle Social Highlights

One of the joys of riding the ferry between Seattle and Bainbridge Island is bumping into the eclectic collection of friends and colleagues somewhat randomly. The other night I had the pleasure of sitting next to John Lange from Amazon. … Continue reading

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Career Advice – NOT!

An email arrives out of the digital ether – “can you help me make a decision on whether I should leave BIGCO in order to join NEWCO?” I’ve lost track of the number of colleagues, former graduate students, friends and … Continue reading

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Flipping my perspectives

When David Robinson and I launched Flipped Startup, we knew that a key theme of the content we create and the workshops we give is to provide lifelong learners with examples and experiences of the power of flipping their point … Continue reading

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What if what we know is wrong?

Many years ago I came across a diagram of the four boxes of knowing: I was reminded of the box about “what you know that is wrong” while listening to Dana Chisnell’s talk on “Rethinking User Research and Usability Testing … Continue reading

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