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Answers to Questions You Weren’t Asking

Two-Pizza Teams

Q: How many people do we need to solve this problem?A: No more than could be fed with two-pizzas. Amazon has a philosophy about keeping teams small so that they can collaborate better.  “We try… Read More »Two-Pizza Teams

Imaginary Problems

Q: How many of my problems are imaginary? A: More than you might think In the book Chicken Soup For The Soul, Nadine Stair (an 85 year old woman from Kentucky) shares a remarkable piece of… Read More »Imaginary Problems

A Pledge to One Another

Q: Is separation supposed to be the norm?A: No, we’ve drifted from notions of covenant and “death do us part” I was shocked the other day by this sentence out of America’s founding document: “And… Read More »A Pledge to One Another

Motivating Greatness

Q: What’s the best way to motivate people to great work?A: Encouraging their potential, not criticizing their shortcomings. “A few months after my husband and I moved to a small Massachusetts town I grumbled to… Read More »Motivating Greatness

Hell Yeah or No

Q: How can I reestablish important priorities in my life? A: The HYoN method of reviewing opportunities. Derek Rivers is the author of a fascinating little book titled, “Hell Yeah or No”.  In it, he describes… Read More »Hell Yeah or No

Four Thousand Weeks

Q: How can I better value the mundane moments? A: By remembering just how short life is. Four Thousand Weeks is the name of a book. It is also almost 77 years. That’s about the life-expectancy for an… Read More »Four Thousand Weeks

Craft as a Loss-Leader

Q: How can someone exceed their salary cap? A: Leverage what you do to make money by what you don’t-do.  Recording artists, athletes, and movie stars are leveraging their brand to make more than their craft… Read More »Craft as a Loss-Leader