How Not To Manage Early Adopters

Sometimes a bad example can be useful. I got the following E-Mail from a startup whose tool I had tried to use about a year ago but gave up because it embodied too idiosyncratic view of a particular productivity problem. I had probably spent an hour trying to work with [...]

By | 2011-07-10T23:32:03+00:00 July 7th, 2011|skmurphy|0 Comments

Look Forward

Stonehenge They sit there forever on the dim horizon of my mind, that Stonehenge circle of elderly disapproving Faces—Faces of the Uncles and Schoolmasters and Tutors who frowned on my youth. In the bright center and sunlight I leap, I caper, I dance my dance; but when I look up, [...]

By | 2015-07-19T16:10:24+00:00 July 5th, 2011|skmurphy|3 Comments

July 4, Independence Day, 2011

When I was a boy the 4th of July was sparklers and fireworks in Kirkwood Park.  While  I don’t find fireworks as exciting today as when I was younger, I do have a better understanding of these words from the Declaration of Independence and I find them very energizing.  [...]

By | 2015-09-04T10:10:04+00:00 July 4th, 2011|Events, skmurphy|1 Comment