Note: Readership of this blog stretches to over 150 countries and as we prepared to post this particular essay I realized the message is most applicable to parents in the western world…parents who have the time and money to over-complicate things. In much of the developing world where basic survival is the challenge, parents will viscerally understand this mechanical sensibility because […]

I had arthroscopic shoulder surgery yesterday. They put me down, spent an hour snaking tubes into my right shoulder joint, took out some loose bone debris, wheeled me back to recovery, and then I woke up and a friend drove me home

Chapter 24 Semantics Matter: Making Your Machines Visible Your real-time vocabulary matters. Choose the right words—what you say overtly and what you say in your head—to keep yourself on track. Because a work, health, or relationship system can’t be physically touched doesn’t mean it’s not there. But this system invisibility is why people don’t pay attention […]