Hidden Yardage

I'm one of those people who gets mad at stat worship in sports. I believe what my eyes tell me way more than stats. Greatness is a mental state, and a way of responding to specific situations when responding any other way could've sent things in a terrible direction. You can see moments in games…


Close Call Haiku

Almost forgot post Depressed by Detroit Lions No solace in blog


The Weather Channel is the Pinnacle of Journalism

I was sitting in a coffee shop the other day and the Weather Channel was on for some reason. I don't imagine the coffee shop crowd overlaps much with the Weather Channel crowd, but it was on. In the corner of the screen as it cut to a commercial I noticed it said "The most trusted news network in…


The Inner Game of Startups

Today's post is the latest in my weekly newsletter The Inner Game of Startups. You can read it and all past issues here.


Purging the Zombies of Past Selves

How to revive, and refresh, and renew Something not alive, but not dead, and not through Surgically remove the zombie on a chain Or brutally dispose of the mind without a brain Old stuff drags along, weighing down the new But fused into the core, not easy to undo The slow and careful way might not…


Good Bias, Bad Bias

I was listening to a podcast conversation about overcoming biases to make better decisions. We all love the idea of unbiased information processing, evaluating, and decision making. We don't want to be blinded by our prior experiences, tastes, and assumptions and miss something valuable or correct…


The Formula for Anxiety

The magnitude of anxiety seems to be equal to the delta between expectations and self-assessment. That means there are two variables to work on to reduce anxiety. Expectations and assessment. On the expectations front, sometimes it helps to step back and remind yourself that you owe nothing to…


Risk and Building

It's not hard to take risk when things are only ideas. You can radically change models, assumptions, and directions when nothing has been built. But as soon as you've put ideas into concrete form, risk gets hard. The reason it gets hard isn't because you're limited by the instantiation of the idea…


MNF Hopeful Haiku

Why do I believe Despite all the evidence The Lions will win


Maybe Homeschoolers Aren't a Market

You're starting to hear more mainstream people in the VC and startup world talk about homeschooling/unschooling/alternative approaches to government factory schools and their private mimics. The first question is usually, "What new startups will grow huge while serving this growing market?" There…