Monthly Archives: December 2011

Mediating Objects of Socialability

“The Map is not the territory.” – Alfred Korzybski “These qualities of vision are characteristic of people who love maps, for maps show an overview and details all at once.” – David Weinberger Andrew McAfee wrote a great article on … Continue reading

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The Map – You are Here!

While on our round the world in 21 days trip, my wife and I were eagerly looking forward to a reunion with an Australian exchange student who had lived with my family during our senior year in high school.  Our … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Christmas

My loving bride gave me a wonderful Christmas gift – Note Cards with the 12 days of Christmas from a wine lover’s perspective: I particularly liked the first comment “A Pinot in a Pear Tree” as Pinot Noir (especially from … Continue reading

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Best Non-Fiction Books Read or Re-Read in 2011

Through the continued development of the Amazon Kindle app for the iPad, it was a lot easier figuring out the best non-fiction books for 2011.  With the capability of highlights and notes going to the Amazon cloud and Amazon tracking … Continue reading

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About Business and Product Development

The transformation of business is continuing to accelerate as we begin a new century.  We were barely understanding the Industrial Age when the widespread usage of computers in business moved us into the Information Age.  The rapid doubling of processor … Continue reading

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The One to One Future

I hate buying clothes, particularly business suits.  But I have added a lot of weight, so it is time to get a new business suit.  But still I delay.  Then, Greg, a neighbor who is the Men’s Clothes Purchasing Manager … Continue reading

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Chris Alexander – Patterns Which are Alive

One of the many challenges of life is how work and living get separated along with the spiritual and play.  I often reflect on how much I am away from home with my business and how little my children got … Continue reading

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