Category Archive: Inspiration

Dec 11

Back in the Saddle

Back in the Saddle

DIEHL RGS has my full attention once again. I’ve been slowly ramping up since October, and I expect to be fully operational by January. Thanks to everyone who helped get me back on the horse.

Mar 24

Designing a Better Boss

I’m hoping to start blogging here again, now that I’ve mostly settled into my academic job. In the mean time, here is a cross-post for an article that I just wrote for the Optical Society of America’s “Bright Futures” blog, entitled “Designing a Better Boss: Applying a Consultant’s Mindset to an Academic Job.”

Dec 31

Starting from “Why?”

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My friend Len Bland at Concept Equity sent me a link to Simon Sinek’s “Start with Why” presentation for the 2009 TEDx conference in Puget Sound, WA. The talk is inspirational (I’ve never seen a TED talk that wasn’t), and it’s particularly relevant to small businesses trying to secure their place in the market. Separate from …

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Oct 06

Steve Jobs: Live Before You Die

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        I promise not to get caught up in the deification of Steve Jobs, but anyone who knows me knows that I’ve been a serious Mac geek for decades. In 2005 Steve Jobs gave a speech at Stanford entitled “How to live before you die.” It’s wonderful.