Category Archives: On The Edge

Ow, my heart

“Yes, I’m a #freak, and not at all math competent. Still, this is what soothes my brain.” This morning I posted the above iPhone photo and message on Twitter. Then I got a response from @SaraBlackthorne, a woman I began … Continue reading

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Watch Out for Mind Mappers

Mind Mapping I started using mind maps in the 80s when I was reading Tony Buzan’s books on the brain and memory. The key bit of information I can impart to you from everything I’ve learned about the brain and … Continue reading

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The trusty blog remains core to conversation

________________________________________________________________________ We know more now than we knew then After I read Clay Shirky’s book “Cognitive Surplus,” I understood why I am still so interested in blogs and how they drive change in the culture of communication. I’ll talk more … Continue reading

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Word set for today’s entrepreneur: 1) Granular

After speaking with Janet Tokerud today about business projects and the surrounding context of entrepreneurial business in today’s world, I kept thinking about the word “granular.” Janet pointed out how thinking in granular terms allows the flexibility to shift with … Continue reading

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What led to that tweet

________________________________________________________________ Wandering the new Whole Foods in Novato, I saw that they stopped carrying krill oil (an extremely high grade source of omega fats). They posted an explanation saying that they were investigating the sustainability of this product. Krill oil … Continue reading

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Do not drown your kids: A public service message

_________________________________________________________________ I can’t protect your children from the surf While my shoes are pounding out a heavy heartbeat in the dryer, I’m going to take this chunk of my day to spell out the facts for you Northern California beach-goers. … Continue reading

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Curb your evangelism

___________________________________________________________________ It’s late, so this will be short. I’ve been reading some sales material that implies powerful results in short time periods. Social media stuff. There’s a lot of this material out there. I’ve been working in the amazing playground … Continue reading

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Instant skills: Just add water, time, intention, focus, chocolate

_______________________________________________________________________ Your brain in the global brain Are you way out on the cutting edge of today’s communication tools? (Are you sure?) I’m out there, but I think that edge is kinda broad. More focused learning is required, because I … Continue reading

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The 4 corners of your writer’s brain you need to open up now

_____________________________________________________________________________________ “The dreamer whose dreams are non-utilitarian has no place in this world.” Henry Miller, 1945 Henry Miller was talking about an enduring problem every writer must face. Writers who refuse to embrace the beautiful utility of today’s book delivery … Continue reading

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Mostly unpredictable – the future, that is

With the volcano in Iceland affecting air travel across Europe, this photo (of the same event) is one way to say “This really is an extra day.” What I mean is, we just don’t know what’s around the corner. For … Continue reading

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