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Perfectly Imperfect Plans

A friend reminded me; “Better is the enemy of good enough.” which brought to mind, “Humans are imperfect. So, if you think you’re perfect, you’re not human.” and, “No plan survives contact with reality.” But it would be so nice … Continue reading

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Balancing Porsches Kias And Philanthropy

Vroom! Roar! That’s not the sound of my truck. That’s the sound of the Porsche 911 that leapt up the highway as I took the right turn into the office parking lot. My guess is that the driver of the … Continue reading

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Lifeboats For Our Species

Unless you’re lucky or asleep, dreams take work. Elon Musk has announced plans to accomplish one of my dreams, colonizing space. First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win. I expect a … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Invention Success – What Happened Six Months Later – In 3 Easy Steps – Part 3

The following is a guest post from the inventor I mentioned in my Friendly Good News post: Alan Beckley. We happened to hire into Boeing within six months of each other in 1980 and had almost identical jobs (as seen … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Engineer to Inventor – In 3 Easy Steps – Part 2

The following is a guest post from the inventor I mentioned in my recent Friendly Good News post: Alan Beckley. We happened to hire into Boeing within six months of each other in 1980 and had almost identical jobs (as … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Engineer to Inventor – In 3 Easy Steps – Part I

The following is a guest post from the inventor I mentioned in my recent Friendly Good News post: Alan Beckley. We happened to hire into Boeing within six months of each other in 1980 and had almost identical jobs (as … Continue reading

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Friendly Good News – October 2015

There’s more good news than I can write about. Discretion has its drawbacks. I have been heartened by the news shared by friends: new jobs, significant clients, unexpected opportunities, products that finally the market in a big way. The wave … Continue reading

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Show Up

The folks that show up may not have signed up. The folks that signed up may not show up. That explains the traffic on the dance floor last night. At the urging of others I reserved a table for dinner … Continue reading

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