Category Archives: Leadership

How to succeed beyond standard norms over the long-term

To be able to reach high performance, you have to master these four areas of your life: Psychology. You have to gain control over your thoughts, emotions and behavior so that you can stay motivated, positive, resilient, and empathetic. Physiology. We all know that we should closely manage our sleep, workouts, nutrition and health. But few people… Read More »

The 8 Acronyms of Extreme Achievement

A quick but strong and valuable piece of information about getting you from where you now are to where you’ve always wanted to be is below…please read it with care… As I write this, just finished a 3 hour presentation for a group of brilliant business leaders. They were smart, energetic and open to learning… Read More »

DUMB goals

Too many people have lost all grand ambitions for change and greatness by heeding the advice of the “realists” and the standard bearers of the status quo, who tell us to set ‘smart’ goals. But smart goals almost always end up being small goals, utterly predictable and absurdly measured small plans for small people who… Read More »

How to Read a Book a Week

Here’s Professor Jimenez’s advice on reading nonfiction, with a few additions of my own: Start with the author. Who wrote the book? Read his or her bio. If you can find a brief interview or article online about the author, read that quickly. It will give you a sense of the person’s bias and perspective.… Read More »

Defining DevOps

Over the last few years, I’ve spent quite a bit of time learning and discussing DevOps, as well as putting into practice DevOps principles and values. I’ve read several  articles that provide detailed descriptions of what DevOps is, and what DevOps is not. Most of these talk about moving development and operations teams closer together, the cultural changes involved,… Read More »

A Manifesto for the Next Industrial Revolution

21st century capitalism needs a revolution. How does growth happen – from a strategic point of view? The great Joseph Schumpeter argued that growth happens through a process of creative destruction. There’s a simpler word for that: turbulence. I think there’s a problem with this thesis. In an interconnected world, there are more and more… Read More »

Get More Done by Focusing Less on Work

When people want to get more done at work, they double down on the time they put into their jobs. They adopt a new productivity approach, stay at the office late, work weekends, revamp to-do lists, and try to cram more into every day. But what if the secret to performing better at work, and… Read More »

How to Build a Meaningful Career

Everyone aspires to have purpose or meaning in their career but how do you actually do that? What practical steps can you take today or this month to make sure you’re not just toiling away at your desk but you’re doing something you genuinely care about? What the Experts Say Unfortunately, most of us don’t… Read More »