Random Things

How do you assess the world?

We're social and tribal, we humans. And making assessments, judgments and forming opinions is part of the supple cloth that we weave in our relationships, in how we perceive things,…

Fave idea of the week : May 30th, 2008

A couple of collegues and I were discussing the process of doing competitive/comparitive analyses, and Alexa asked "if you pretty much know something is true, what's the role of a…

Fave idea of the week : May 16th, 2008

   When Nathan Moody did his brown bag for us, he mentioned delivering a magpie piece...the shineyshiney stuff that catches the eye. I'm a total crow/magpie/squirrel...something shiney generally rules my…

Fave idea of the week : Apr 18th, 2008

This one got me thinking...at the latest all-hands meeting we were discussing consulting projects, and Trisha said this evocative thing..."How do you want to be incented? Do you want to…

I’m a thinker, not a feeler

Peter blogged about his empathy quotient, and a bunch of us joined in the test. I ranked low, which didn't really surprise me. I was a 36 out of 80.…

the EARP model

    the EARP model A few years ago in a moment of desperation, I came up with the EARP model. It's weathered well, so I'm sharing it here. EARP =…

1% for art is good.

The city of Emeryville has extended the 1% for art program to residential buildings, which means that now everything built in the city has dedicated funds for public art. The…