At this point, I should just admit that I get a thrill from it. I should just come out and say it: I like the focus that comes from time pressure and the intensive brainstorming and collaboration. I like hackathons. And Startup Weekends. And MVPs. And playing the part of product and/or project person keeping … Continue reading My New Hackathon Hobby
Thoughts of today: My new multi-player physical game, Polity, is taking shape. The details and gameplay will soon be hashed out, if things go according to plan, and I'll continue to receive feedback on its dynamics from actual players. The first bit of testing was instructive. The game centers on the United States Senate, with … Continue reading Polity: Coming Soon
12/14/2018: A thought that comes to me today: One way to reimagine the C.P. Snow line about two separate cultures, those of hard sciences and softer ones, is to think of a dividing line between culture and commerce. Is it culture or commerce that matters more in affecting human life? Which must come first? As … Continue reading Commerce or culture: which comes first?
Published via Thrive Global on June 2, 2017. Compare what people at your company want with what human beings have always needed, and you will know how to increase employee productivity. Companies don’t always need fancy new solutions to age-old problems. Sometimes the solutions are just as old as the innately human needs in … Continue reading The (Not So) Secret Way to Improve Employee Productivity
Published first on May 22, 2017 on the YonderWork blog. (Link below.) I am going to tell you what the best company benefit is. It also happens to be the secret to getting more engaged employees and better bottom-line results. To understand why, you need to start by recognizing what engaged employees need, and what … Continue reading Best Company Benefit: Employers Listen Up
Published April 27, 2017 at the YonderWork blog. (See link below.) See if this sounds familiar about your work culture: “Our company just can’t turn around quickly anymore.” “It takes a month just to get an email reply.” “We have meetings to decide what our next meeting should be about.” Okay, maybe that’s slightly … Continue reading Work, Be Nimble: Improving Work Culture
The new Bitcoin Gold fork coming in late October means to shake things up. The result could be a new burst of wealth creation and a return to how Bitcoin was mined in its early days...or it could fail. Either way, it’s important to understand the basic facts. What is Bitcoin Gold hoping to accomplish? … Continue reading What’s different about Bitcoin Gold?