Saving Dolphins and my Favorite Dashboard

A few years ago, Sharon Negri introduced me to David Phillips, director of the International Marine Mammal Project, which was responsible for raising awareness about the dangers that fishing for tuna with nets had on dolphins.

In his office, he has one of my favorite dashboards. It’s basically a bookshelf with cans of tuna on it. The bookshelf started off empty. Every time a tuna brand converted to line-caught tuna, he would add the can to his shelf. Here’s what it looks like now.

Measuring and tracking impact doesn’t have to be complicated, and it definitely doesn’t have to be digital.

Call of the Mountains

Great things are done when men and mountains meet. –William Blake

I’m a California boy at heart, and I’ve always been drawn to the ocean. But California has mountains too, and my last three work trips have reminded me how much I love them.

Truchas Peaks near Taos, New Mexico:

The Alps from Luzern, Switzerland:

The Cascade Range from Seattle:

I think the universe is telling me something.