November 2013 Archive

November 7, 2013 » Turning Mistakes Into Opportunities

Ben Davis recently wrote about technical difficulties with The Bay Lights art exhibit on the Bay Bridge. He started by sharing an anecdote about how, when he worked as a waiter at a restaurant, he used to turn botched orders into “opportunities to forge deeper connections with customers”: I learned a few powerful lessons: 1. […]

November 6, 2013 » What Alignment Feels Like

What does great collaboration feel like? Why is it so valuable to invest time and resources into getting a group to align? If you’ve ever experienced great collaboration in any context, you know the answer. I loved reading race car driver Ashley Freiberg’s account of this feeling after running the New York Marathon for the first […]

November 2, 2013 » Photography and Extroverted Introversion

I spent a few days in Vancouver last month for work. I had a chance to take some pictures, including a few at the beautiful Capilano Salmon Hatchery. Afterward, I took the train down to Seattle. The train ride was beautiful, but also foggy. Because my view was limited, I decided to pull out my laptop […]