Seattle is the fastest growing major city in the US, with hard census data showing 1,100 people moving into the area every week, and more recent estimates claiming over 2,000 people moving to King County weekly.
Welcome to my blog. I have been a manager for fifteen years, and for the past five years I have been leading teams of 500 people or more as a director and VP for large growth companies. I share my leadership journey and thoughts here with the hopes of helping and inspiring other leaders.
I have some “controversial” thoughts on family I’d like to share, a caution to people in their 20s and 30s who are “waiting to have a family”.
Jordan B. Peterson’s Maps of Meaning is like the legend that unlocks maps of our lives. What follows is my summary of Peterson’s work.
I think I know how the rest of Game of Thrones will play out. No spoilers, just guesses. Guesses based on Jordan B Peterson’s “Maps of Meaning”.
There are difficult lessons for kids to learn and for parents to teach. One amazing resource for parents and kids is Jocko Willink’s “Way of the Warrior Kid”.
I have made some mistakes during my on-boarding, mostly centered around my ambition to start contributing quickly and my obsession with getting things done.
After nearly 12 years with Sleepy’s/Mattress Firm, our family has decided to take on a new challenge.
The term “game-changer” is so overused today, but I can’t overstate how much parenting has changed for me since listening to “How to Talk”.
Learning to Eat Soup With a Knife by John Nagl uncovers common themes for effectively dealing with insurgent or non-conventional warfare.
Teamwork is important.
In fact, teamwork may be the most important competency for an organization operating in a world of complexity.
Dishwasher/busser Cigar telemarketer Pizza delivery/pizza maker Waiter Bartender Restaurant manager Sales manager John DemmaWelcome to my blog. I have been a manager for fifteen years, and for the past five years […]
Participation trophies aren’t just a way to make everyone feel good about themselves. Maybe they’re that too, but they’re so much more to my son.
This is a pretty terrible advice letter for anyone college bound, but what can I tell ya. College was awesome. Try to enjoy it.
I’ve always been a Nike fanboy, but I never heard of Nike’s founder Phil Knight until my Audible app recently recommended his awesome new memoir Shoe Dog. I loved the book, so here’s a quick recap to maybe pique your interest in reading Shoe Dog for yourself.
Bruce Lee. Legendary Kung Fu master, martial artist, actor, philosopher, author, and one of my idols. He is perhaps best known for pioneering the martial arts style called Jeet Kune Do. An update to my post about describing My leadership style.