Ikigai: A Reason for Being

I recently came across this article from the World Economic Forum about the Japanese concept of Ikigai, which loosely translates to this: "A reason for being." From Wikipedia, Ikigai is: The word ikigai is usually used to indicate the source of value in one's life or the things that make…

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End of Summer

It's Labor Day, and the end of summer is upon us. I spent the weekend out in Palm Springs. It was extremely hot, but the early morning was perfect for running followed by a refreshing jump into the pool. Palm Springs is one of my most favorite places to run.…

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5 Things

My Pocket app is full of saved articles from the past several months. Here are five things that caught my eye recently. In the Master's Classroom by Ben Yagoda, WSJ ($$). I'm a big John McPhee fan. Google is sharing its management tools with the world by Leah Fessler, Quartz. I…

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Taking my Seat in the Warrior's World

At about the same time we successfully launched our General Availability v1.0.0 release, our new website, and unveiled Reaction to the world at a large industry conference, we moved from our beloved home in Venice, and my dad started hospice. I know that's a big sentence. I lived…

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5 Things

It's been a while since I've posted the five things that made me pause over the last week or so. The long, Memorial Day weekend has me catching up on saved reads, so here are some of the highlights. No Mercy / No Malice: Shark Repellent — Fighting Amazon by Scott Galloway,…

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NYC Subway Infrastracture

I'm fascinated with New York's subway lines. When I lived in Brooklyn, I was never not amazed at the logistics and complexities of the infrastructure that runs the city. I love learning about the history of transit systems, and this article from The Atlantic about New York's subway lines is…

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