How I Bought a Mini Cooper – Part II

In my first article I described how a simple test drive led to the purchase my first Mini Cooper. I focused mostly on how much I enjoyed the actual driving experience of the car. While it certainly is a fun car to drive, there’s just so much more to the story of why I love […]

Writing Your Own Job Description

I just resigned from NVIDIA and one of the tasks I offered to help with during my transition was writing my own job description. On the surface this makes perfect sense. Hell, I only did the job for six years, who else is better qualified, right? Here’s the weird, creepy part. It’s kind of like […]

How I Bought a Mini Cooper

You’ve heard me rave about how much I love my Mini Cooper in articles such as What is Great Design? But I’d like to tell you about how I got one, and how I became hooked on them. I’m not a car guy by any stretch of the imagination. I don’t tinker under the hood. […]

The “Good Enough” Culture

Imagine a completely normal paper clip. How many ideas can you generate for what else it can be used for? You have 2 minutes. Go. This exercise is one of the classic creativity tests to determine how skilled you are at brainstorming. The more ideas, the better. But how innovative are your ideas? There is […]

Gracefully Resigning

Congratulations. You’ve accepted a new job. Now take a deep breath and prepare yourself for the challenge ahead. Even though you may be floating on cloud nine now, there are a lot of emotional and logistical hurdles still to clear. The job-changing process arouses all sorts of feelings. Starting with your acceptance to the first […]