The Back Door

A young woman walked into the Starbucks where I sat last night and asked if she could borrow my phone to place a call. She didn't look that hard to catch, so I unlocked my phone and handed it to her. But I felt distinctly uncomfortable about it.

The Limitless Past

Within limits, the past—just like the future—is what we make of it.

The Geometry of Organizations

What if we used formal systems to engineer our organizations?

Better Late Than Never

I had one of those epiphanies last night that you look at the next day and wonder how you managed to survive this long without already understanding it.

The Instaviz Constraint

How to make pretty good diagrams with nothing but your iPad and your index finger. Because who wants to spend an hour tweaking a diagram in Visio to make a point you could make on a whiteboard in fifteen seconds.

A Proposal

I used to be a blogger. It was a thing. Then I wasn't, for a while. Didn't have much to say. Now I find that I do. So here's the proposal...