Books I Read in 2020

2020 was a good year for reading. Madeline Ashby, Company Town (2016) One of a number of books on this list that I found browsing through the ebooks available thanks to my local library system. A mystery that replaces a proper detective with a...

How to say No to a Client

Client ideas for change or improvement are almost always an indicator of their investment. It can be an investment in the product itself. It can also be an investment in some meaningful aspect of organizational culture or operations to which the...

The Takeaways: Weeks 13 through 17 of 2017

Busy season, but still reading and finding some of the good stuff. The Hairy Arm Unlike what I usually post here, this entry is something I re-discovered after having forgotten its exact name for several years. Over that time, I know I tried...

The Takeaways: Week 12 of 2017

A round-up of some of the intriguing, insightful, and/or thought-provoking things I read this week. The Cheats Movement Podcast, One-On-One With Tom Perriello (Candidate for Governor of Virginia) (March 16, 2017) Refreshing to hear a white US...

The Takeaways: Week 11 of 2017

A round-up of some of the intriguing, insightful, and/or thought-provoking things I read over the last week. Cathy O'Neil, How to think statistically (about dieting) (March 13, 2017) Here’s the golden standard: if you can come up with something...

The Takeaways: Week 10 of 2017

A round-up of some of the intriguing, insightful, and/or thought-provoking things I read over the last week. Joy Buolamwini, InCoding — In the Beginning (May 16, 2016) Whoever codes the system, embeds her views. A call for inclusive code. By the...

The Takeaways: Week 9 of 2017

A round-up of some of the intriguing, insightful, and/or thought-provoking things I read over the last week. Sam Altman, What I Heard From Trump Supporters (February 21, 2017) Eileen Reynolds, What if Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton Had Swapped...

The Takeaways: Week 8 of 2017

A round-up of some of the intriguing, insightful, and/or thought-provoking things I read over the last week. Lara Zarum, PBS Affiliate to Live-Stream 1963 James Baldwin Documentary ‘Take This Hammer’ Ahead of the Oscars (February 23, 2017) For...

The Takeaways: Week 7 of 2017

A round-up of some of the intriguing, insightful, and/or thought-provoking things I read over the last week. The Public Domain Review: W. E. B. Du Bois’ Hand-Drawn Infographics of African-American Life (1900) (February 11, 2017) Du Bois —...