Category Archives: Working in teams

Reflecting on Effectual Entrepreneuring Pedagogy

I have the privilege of teaching a great group of Human Centered Design and Engineering graduate students at the University of Washington in the course “Designing a Human Centered Venture.” Last week in our eighth class of the quarter I … Continue reading

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Re-energizing “working” a grape harvest

My favorite fine wine growing time of the year is the fall grape harvest, crush, and fermentation.  I shook off my fall lethargy to go spend a couple of days with my favorite wineries in Oregon’s Willamette Valley – Archery … Continue reading

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Find. Copy. Paste. Tweak.

“Technology is anything that wasn’t around when you were born.  If it was around, it’s an appliance.” – Alan Kay I keep thinking that nothing can amaze me any more when it comes to technology. Then I come face to face … Continue reading

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Shape Planting – The Dominio IV Labyrinth

On a dreary Seattle day, an intriguing invitation from Dominio IV showed up in my inbox to come plant a grape vine labyrinth near Mosier, OR at their Three Sleeps Vineyard. I checked my calendar and I had nothing planned for … Continue reading

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FroggyCut – Girls Rule Technology

A couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of attending the Technovation Challenge competition for high school girls at Twitter Intergalactic Headquarters in San Francisco put on by Iridescent Learning and sponsored by Google, Twitter, Adobe, Microsoft and Intel.  My daughter, Elizabeth Shelly, … Continue reading

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The Paradigm of Awesome and Silage

Michael Josefowicz (@toughLoveforx) had a great pointer to a series of videos on The Paradigm of AWESOME! from Trustus Pharmaceuticals. Cathy Davidson came across Michael as part of researching her book Now You See It. Cathy described Michael in her book: … Continue reading

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Advice to a Non-Technical CEO of a Software Startup

One of the challenges of an early stage software start-up is whether to have a non-technical CEO who has a good set of relationships with prospective customers, or to have a CEO who really understands the technology and the art … Continue reading

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