Crumbs #002 (01/19/2020)

This was my last week at current job. Tried to finish the week out strong, doing a ton of documentation and wrapping up some final projects that were in flight. I listened to James Clear’s Atomic Habits, a book I purchased when it was released in 2018, but never finished! I still intend to read …

Career best work

I ask myself at the beginning of each year, and each quarter within the year, “What would my career best work look like?” My wife and I sat down to watch The Irishman and Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, the latest from Scorsese and Tarantino. I these films were “career bests.” Why wouldn’t they …

Short Stints

Wrapped up a “short stint” this week. I entered a role in 2019 with the desire to stick around fit the long-term. In reality, the opportunity wasn’t a good fit. I could have spent years trying to fit a square peg into a round hole… push the boulder up the hill. Short stints can feel …

Trade shows

Few things coax me to waste my time and money. I’m typically a rational and thrifty person. The exemption to this are trade shows. In January, NAMM is my jam, and in June, I follow the E3 Expo. I grew up playing guitars and video games, and engaged with a ton of tech surrounding both …

The Boards

I’ve been thinking a ton about how teams can thrive in remote settings. In my experience, something important in the creative process couldn’t be emulated. This interview with Argo and Star Wars screenwriter, Chris Terrio, helped me understand and articulate a bit better. So we actually started with just a whiteboard. At Bad Robot, there …

Dress for tomorrow

My wife is better than me. She gets up every morning at 5AM for a 5:30 workout class that’s a good fifteen minutes away. I struggle to get out of bed and crack open my laptop to write daily. It’s no secret how she does it, she already shared the key. She dresses for tomorrow. …

Less is more

Been keeping my eye my social circle’s resolutions. Read more. Write more. Speak more. Accomplish X goal. I’ve been there. I am there. We all want to “do more.” It’s in more that we produce value, ship things, earn dough, provide for ourselves and our loved ones. But I’m discovering this year that I’ve accomplished …

Crumbs #001 (01/12/2020)

First full week of the new year! Read a ton. Finished Deep Work, The War of Art, and Building a StoryBrand this year. Also, listened to Measure What Matters (with intent to finish the actual book, too.) Finally, wrapped up Spirit Tracks on Nintendo DS. I started this game in 2017 and put it down …