Sep 24

Using a form developed @ Loma Linda University Health, for their own staff, as a model, I’ve generated an approach to gathering, in one organized place, all the ideas/promises/dreams I made to myself, over the years. Huge. Surprisingly valuable so far! Provoked me into several other, needed perspectives….Likely almost daily………..@ least for a while

Three checkpoints; 10/12/’20….11/26/’20 and 12/25/’20. We’ll see……….more to come later

Sep 12

Coronavirus may have been moved aside, or be on “a shelf”, for some of us in our ongoing attention span, but it’s surely not gone and has produced an angst about our near future. Maybe that was always there….not as demanding, nor as widely spread as today. Seems to be there for me, for most all of my still huge network. The repetitive response seems to be …..wait…ponder….watch…read…listen …. wonder…….substituting those six perspectives [ like below] for as much as possible, of the ongoing “angst”. Check back in a few weeks for any shift, @ least in my opinion.

Aug 22

LIKELY I WAS A “CONTROL FREAK” MOST OF MY PROFESSIONAL LIFE,.TRYING TO KEEP IT UNNOTICED ?!?!? NOW…. WITH CD-19, PLUS DEMONSTRATIONS IN MANY CITIES, PLUS MY OWN ADVANCING AGE [ NOW WELL INTO MY 87TH YEAR]…..”CONTROL” IS CLEARLY NOT USEFUL, NOR EVEN POSSIBLE. ANYMORE, IN MY VISION. HOW DOES ONE RESPOND? WE WATCH/LISTEN/READ/BE AWARE……ADJUST !!… AND WAIT. REQUIRING PATIENCE & HUMILITY. NEVER TWO OF MY STRONG SUITES. SO TIME TO REALLY LEARN SOME BASICS, @ LEAST FOR ME. MAYBE OTHERS…….

Jun 25

With CD-19 still not fully understood [1] by most of us, plus the equally broad, deep feelings, or views manifested in the [2]demonstrations/ riots, and as many businesses struggle to pick up [3]where they would like……normal.,expected, or even “New Normal”, that is, mostly unknown!!…….. is not descriptive enough. Basic re-think seems necessary. This of course requires “un-learning” beyond the thoughts, habits, attitudes, many of us grew up living by! Such change is very hard for individuals, and often harder for groups, and organizations. Where can innovation help? How much is enough? Is this situation different? Are we willing to pay the price?………@ the pace required……..??

AND with what connections?……..

May 21

Maybe in its last month, more will show, as the summer season begins. Likely also uncertainty re. influx of tourists/seasonal families, etc. States, cities, towns, even beaches, all with different rules/protocols. Most thinkers in my network say……..just watch, listen to multiple sources, stay agile, expect surprises in areas/topics heretofore not planned for!!!…sometimes building on each other outside of the current reality ….and sometimes close to others who seem not to care @ all re. personal hygiene, or “mandated rules”. Yes a very different world for any business/operation/life process to be “normal”. How much change can we handle individually/in groups??

Sep 28

McKinsey & Company just published a paper “The analytics academy: Bridging the gap between human and artificial intelligence” – Sept. 2019. It’s superbly provocative, regardless of whether you agree with their academy proposal. The basics covered are crucial…. The importance now of “Re-skilling”, as well as learning new leadership capabilities, and bringing in new skills….and joining this together internally, @ all levels!…and being fully aware of what else AI connects to/requires. Much to consider carefully, discuss and execute wherever possible…… a very big order…!!!

May 08

We shut down TDG Inc., as of 12/31/18 [a major change…much more than just an accounting shift!!]. Then traveled for an extended period to explore the option of Retirement…..relaxing…no contracts, nor retainer relationships. Then back focused in on life here on Cape Cod, as a Sole Proprietor, with all its ramifications…..like a new job, from my past life?!?

A work in progress. And a set of changes to this website reflecting that shift. As I move into my 86th year, believing more now, deeply in a different mantra:

more moving towards less

now moving towards deliberate

all moving towards choices

fast moving towards paced

intense moving towards balanced

My way moving towards include others

Hopefully it will show…………………..

Jan 16

Often it seems to me, the general press offers little but problems/ conflicts/negative views of mankind’s capacities or history. Of course part of the explanation is that it “sells better”……we want to hear/read it, apparently, so we get it! But I believe I’d prefer a a balance with more up-lifting events, trends, perspectives. For example, in Japan, physically disabled individuals now are hired to work with robots via eye tracking, engaging directly with patients and earning a useful wage! OR….Alpha Zero can now teach itself to play multiple games, freeing up experts to focus more on strategy, and thereby learning more about how human think!!.

There are many!!! So this provoked me to review critically, again, everything I read/subscribe to/ watch often/ check on my desktop screen… my whole “in-box” so to speak…..how might it change now…what other ways can I learn, keep up to speed or free myself up from old less useful habits??

I will ask many of you directly what is your experience/plan here……

Dec 13

With 5 G [yes-????] and AI [who knows how much we’ll see], and VR/AR, plus a trillion sensors out there collecting mountains of new data…..we may be able to impose together digital and “real” reality, in our  professional/personal lifetimes.

A sort of John Madden football  commentary/diagrams, spread out to  represent our world……….

That surely impacts of bunch of things…e.g….. training……the need for lifelong learning for all….the way most meetings are conducted… physical travel,……etc., etc.

Apparently  Walmart is already doing some of this…. we all need to ponder/discuss this  possible  future a great deal more. Continuously. Even if the questions are as unclear as the answers!!…well even more so!!!

Oct 21

Oct 09

“Life 3.0   Being Human in the Age of Artificial   Intelligence”      Max Tegmark       9781101946596

The title an the tag line caught my attention. As did people whom I respect giving it high praise [ Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk, Ray Kurzweil]. The author’s background and current position/work  environment. The tale of contents, with a short summary @ the end of each chapter, and many teaching graphs/illustrations of key ideas/perspectives. My full skimming and selective reading, found tons of leadership capacities/maturities. It’s not an easy read. Only a piece @ a time…so I’ve returned the library copy and have ordered my own to mark up/reread carefully

Aug 29

We were never famous for being particularly empathetic to line business executives consistently, even to customers or others out in the marketplace. But today having a capacity for this leadership characteristic helps relationship building, and allows trust to grow in ways that eases the disruptive potential of many new technologies engulfing some business efforts. Perhaps few of us have read or studied enough, about how/when/why empathy is useful in deploying the output of System Groups. StrengthsFinders, one of the very best personal profiling methodologies available today, can help substantially in my opinion. AND……. developing an ability to practice broad empathy, especially when it’s not a natural flow, is an absolute must for would be leaders of technology use for organizational purposes

This turns out to be a frequent dialogue for counsel, for many of us. Both developing it and recognizing it! It’s usually a mutual focus

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